"I Have a Dream" Speech Teacher Resources
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fifth graders research the highlights of Martin Luther King Jr's life. They gain an understanding of the Jim Crow Laws and The Civil Rights Movement, as well as becoming familiar with Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Groups of learners create a time line of the ten most significant events in his life.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Differentiated Language Arts
Pupils read speeches and identify the main idea as well as the literary techniques employed, paying careful attention to the persuasion and repetition elements that each speech possesses. Using a graphic organizer, they analyze, synthesize and evaluate each work.
4th - 8th Language Arts 16 Views 85 Downloads
I Have A Dream
Students create a reader response essay as they react to the I Have A Dream speech made by Martin Luther King. In this Martin Luther King lesson plan, students read the speech, fill out a Civil Rights movement sheet, have discussions, complete a word sort, and more.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 28 Views 164 Downloads
Respecting Other's Differences
Students examine the diversity of their classmates when it comes to food, ethnicity, houses and cars. As a class, they read Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" and share their responses. To end the lesson, they celebrate their differences by writing about how they are different than one of their classmates.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Students investigate the work of animal welfare advocates. In this advocacy lesson plan, students examine advocacy strategies and investigate their effectiveness as they analyze King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Students apply the advocacy strategies from the speech to animal welfare issues.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students examine role spirituals have played in African American history and religion, examine Harriet Tubman's use of spirituals in her work, explore power of spirituals in Civil Rights Movement, and work with oral tradition, biography, and song.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Provide a novel way to discuss the impact of Martin Luther King Jr. Learners watch a video clip of the "I Have a Dream" speech, do research on Martin Luther King Jr., and make an iMovie. While a great idea, this lesson does not include the rubric referred to nor does it include detailed instructions.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals the writers use to express their beliefs on a similar theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 69 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Socratic Seminar on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail
Key in the struggle to gain the rights of democratic citizenship was the April 1963 arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil disobedience. To deepen their knowledge and understanding of events during the civil rights movement, class members examine several primary source documents, including King’s letter written while he was incarcerated in the Birmingham jail.
7th - 12th Language Arts 57 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"I Have a Dream" Presentation Speeches
Students write their own speech about their hopes and dreams and deliver it to the class. In this "I Have a Dream" lesson, students create a speech using the Martin Luther King, Jr. speech as a model and for inspiration. Students deliver their speeches to the class, who will critique and evaluate the speeches.
7th - 9th Language Arts 7 Views 28 Downloads
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.
7th - 9th Language Arts 181 Views 317 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review A Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
How much do your learners know about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Set up an opportunity for kids to learn about Dr. King while practicing reading fluency with a reader's theater activity. The script is for four voices and includes information about the man and excerpts from his famous speech, "I Have a Dream.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the violation of individual rights.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr.
6th - 12th Language Arts 161 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is liberty rhetoric? Examine how people have used it in four different time periods and situations. High schoolers investigate original source documents and compare them with the Declaration of Independence to decide how liberty rhetoric is used over time.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities
Looking for an estimation activity a bit more involved than the typical "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar" game? Here, learners use a picture to estimate the number of people at a large event, look for potential problems with surveys, and use HTML codes to estimate the number of pages on the web.
6th - 12th Math 19 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
To Kill a Mockingbird
Use the entire study guide or pick and choose your favorite parts to support instruction of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The packet includes background notes, vocabulary, and a review guide that covers characters, setting, plot, irony, and symbolism with questions organized into chapters.
8th - 10th Language Arts 126 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable