Middle School
History & Social Studies

Using Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech for Students to Dream Today

This collection will focus on students analyzing Dr, Martin Luther King's famous speech, "I Have a Dream" and applying it to their lives as students today. They will understand the need for analyzing this great poem. Students will use various versions of the speech and create their own speech, "I Have a Dream, Too."
A Collection By Shelina Warren
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  • 7 Collection Items
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Using Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech for Students to Dream Today
  • Dr. King's Dream

    Website
    edsitement.neh.gov
    edsitement.neh.gov
    Shelina Warren says:
    In this lesson plan, students will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, what part he played in civil rights, listen to his speech, and discuss what his words mean to them. After this lesson, students will have learned about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.,reflected on a section of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and become aware of inequities that still exist in the United States. Students will understand this is the reason why this collection is important and must be taught.
  • Shelina Warren says:
    You may have students wondering why the assignment includes listening to a bunch of words from years ago. But, this lesson will help them see that speeches are very important and serve a great purpose. This will enable your students to apply the elements of a great speech into their "I Have a Dream, Too" speech to make it even more powerful speech.
  • Shelina Warren says:
    This is a series of lesson plans that focus on Dr King's most well-known works, including "I Have a Dream." Students should read and discuss the themes in Dr. King's works in order to connect to events in their lives today. You could use the activities surrounding these notable Dr. King speeches as an enrichment exercise for students or a homework assignment.
  • Shelina Warren says:
    This is an animated version of Dr. King's speech. This combines the written form of the speech, audio, and other graphics. Younger students will appreciate this version more so than just the audio version. I found this resource while working to create this collection and I am so excited to use it for this year, combined with the other resources included in this collection. I know this resource will bring increased knowledge and understanding to my students, and hopefully your student's also.
  • King Speech Audio

    Website
    americanrhetoric.com
    americanrhetoric.com
    Shelina Warren says:
    This is an audio version of Dr. King's speech. I use this in my classroom, combined with the written copy of the speech, to help my students follow along to the speech.
  • Shelina Warren says:
    This is the written version of Dr. King's speech. My students use this copy to follow along as they listen to Dr. King's speech using the audio version included in this collection. Many of my students need this visual as they are visual learners.
  • Shelina Warren says:
    This is the lesson plan I used years ago to begin having my students write and present their own version of Dr. King's speech. The lesson plan is very simple and easy to follow for busy teachers like myself.
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