Tip and Watch!
Before studying Martin Luther King, Madeleine Rogin introduces students to the concept of changemaking and other changemakers. Before beginning a unit on MLK, another hero addressing racism, or another challenging classroom topic, try sending a letter home to the parents in your classroom about changemaking. Then give parents the opportunity to pick other changemakers to recognize from the students’ families or their communities. This will engage parents in the changemaker discussion and will help students identify people they know as living examples of changemakers.