Attracting an Audience With Purpose
Students discuss the attributes of a good speech and a bad speech, and listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, I Have A Dream. They rewrite a speech, directing it to a different audience than it was intended for.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 8 Downloads
Has society progressed to the dream Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in his famous address during the civil rights movement? Learners work with a partner to analyze one excerpt from King's "I Have A Dream" speech and find a current image...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
After reading the article "Kings Dream Everyday," class members conduct a Socratic seminar discussion of Martin Luther King,s contributions to the civil rights movement. They then read and respond to a passage from Michael Eric Dyson's...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? For this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King, Jr. Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
"A time comes when silence is betrayal." As part of a study of the Vietnam War, class members examine Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 4, 1967, "A Time to Break Silence" speech to the Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam group.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Thin Ice Encompassed by Increasing Fire: Conflict and Struggle for Human Rights in the Middle East
To gain a deeper understanding of the scope of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) groups examine a series of videos, articles, and images, to identify the human right's represented. They then research that right in the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Power of Words
It is easy to forget the power that written or spoken word can have in effecting change. Using quotations from such inspirational leaders as Maya Angelou, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr., encourage your class members to...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable