"I Have a Dream" Speech Teacher Resources
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Martin Luther King, Jr's, I Have A Dream Speech
Eighth graders display their understanding of the symbolism and references that Dr. King used to enrich his famous speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, by constructing a jackdaw: a collection of documents and objects.
8th Language Arts 4 Views 33 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative instructional activity, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights movement, including criticisms of Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 48 Views 39 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" instructional activity, 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
Rhetorical Devices in a Primary Source
Analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous and powerful "I Have a Dream" speech as a primary source document. After reading up on rhetorical devices and working in small groups to define terms, class members identify and explain the use of two specific rhetorical devices in the speech.
7th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 112 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discuss race in the United States. Start by having each learner read a copy of Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Then, have them read the article "Shared Prayers, Mixed Blessings" about a church in Atlanta, Georgia, and its attempt to desegregate its members, despite some negative feelings that still run deep.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 194 Downloads
Land, Liberty and the Struggle for the American Dream
Students investigate equality by reading a historical fiction book in class. In this civil rights lesson, students read the story Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry with their classmates and define the Jim Crow Laws that kept blacks imprisoned in the United States.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 89 Downloads
Upon the Clouds of Equality: King Day
Students learn about equality, justice and fairness. In this equality lesson, students experience what it feels like to be treated unequally. Students examine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of equality and his actions to make this dream come true.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 14 Views 27 Downloads
America's Civil Rights Movement
Eleventh graders explore, analyze and study the background to America's Civil Rights Movement through the court system, mass protest, public opinion, political cartoons and legislation. They research Rosa Parks, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka and Martin Luther King, Jr.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 73 Downloads
Following Our Dreams
Students examine traditional roles of women. In this women's history lesson, students compare and contrast roles of women, analyze challenges of women, write about their own dreams, and discuss how women are portrayed in society.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 35 Downloads
Understanding King's Use of Metaphors in the
One of the most famous and well-crafted speeches of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, consists of rich metaphors and rhetorical language. Using a provided graphic organizer, students analyze five quotes from the speech and decipher the comparison being made, as well as the message.
7th - 10th Language Arts 12 Views 138 Downloads
Reconstruction to Civil Rights
Eighth graders complete a unit of lessons on the period of time from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. They analyze and interpret political cartoons and editorials, conduct research on famous civil rights places, and complete writing assignments.
8th Social Studies & History 36 Views 84 Downloads
Perspective on the Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech
Play Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech to your young learners, encouraging them to follow along with the paper copy in front of them. There are discussion questions, pictures, and a graphic organizer attached. Especially fruitful is when learners evaluate four different perspectives during the 1960s.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 300 Downloads
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
Understanding Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third graders explore civil rights by researching the late Dr. King. In this African American leader lesson, 3rd graders read the book Martin's Big Words which explore the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s principals and idealism.
3rd Social Studies & History 13 Views 51 Downloads
Civil Rights Wax Museum Project
Fifth graders explore the important figures of the Civil Rights movement by completing a research project. For this African American activist lesson, 5th graders select an individual that helped bring about civil rights during the middle 1900's.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 19 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 13 Views 81 Downloads