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    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

    1. Watch on History’s Vimeo channel: “Bet You Didn’t Know – March on Washington” by (2:33) CLICKING HERE

    Main Activity

    “I Have a Dream” speech

    1. To listen to the I Have a Dream speech CLICK HERE.
    2. Write a 7 sentence reaction to the speech on paper or blackboard.
    3. 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.