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 consider the context and lasting effect of communication.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After reading assigned quotes and reading more about the author and historical context, have learners illustrate what they have learned on posters to present to the class
  • Useful resource to utilize while studying non-violent protest or communication
Classroom Considerations

  • Give class members the opportunity to research the author of their assigned quotes in order to provide appropriate context