Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Students will examine why the speech was a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement and explain their analysis through a visual drawing or illustration.
Warm Up Activity
Facts about the speech
- Watch on History’s Vimeo channel: “Bet You Didn’t Know – March on Washington” by (2:33) CLICKING HERE.
“I Have a Dream” speech
- To listen to the I Have a Dream speech CLICK HERE.
- Write a 7 sentence reaction to the speech on paper or blackboard.
- After the speech complete one of the following:
- create a computer paper collage about the historical significance of the speech
- create a journal entry (10 sentences) as if you were present during the speech
- write a poem about the Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech.
Please hand this in on paper or submit through Blackboard when you are done.