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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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I Have A Dream - Pastel Drawings

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discuss the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, explore figurative language, and read about Harriet Tubman and her courage. After the discussion, learners analyze painter/author Jacob Lawrence's use of...
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Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Invite your class to investigate racism and civil rights by analyzing the great Dr. Martin Luther King's speech. Your learners will read the words from the "I Have a Dream" speech and analyze the political and racial overtones. They will...
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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"

For Teachers 10th
Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech provides the text for a study of how to analyze a speaker’s content, delivery and attitude. Visual learners identify specific lines that reveal King’s purpose and point of view while...
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Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was the clarion call for the modern Civil Rights Movement. Using the immortal words of King, an animated screen allows pupils to hear his words delivered to the March on Washington in...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "I Have A Dream" is hailed as one of the most eloquent and moving speeches of the 20th century. But what makes his words hit his listeners' ears in just the right ways? Young orators study Dr. King's...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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I Have a Metaphor

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners locate the literary devices used in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. For this figurative language lesson plan, students first distinguish between similes, metaphors, analogies, personification, etc. Learners...
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"I have a Dream"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the famous "I Have a Dream," speech by Martin Luther King Jr., and discuss the progress made since then. In small groups, they read and discuss various documents, and formulate a plan of action to help realize Dr. King's...
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"I Have a Dream" Shown in Pictures

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students demonstrate their understanding of Dr. King's dreams by drawing a picture representing one of them. In this Dr. King activity lesson plan, students read the speech "I Have a Dream" and discuss the vocabulary. Students select one...
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I Have a Dream!

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discover details about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In this civil rights lesson, 9th graders examine photographs and prints of the speech delivered by King in 1963. Students discuss the content and...
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I Have a Dream

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use flip video cameras to film a speech about the 'I Have a Dream' speech. In this poetry and speech lesson, students listen to the speech from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students memorize part of the speech.
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"i Have a Dream" As a Work of Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. They answer discussion questions, and write and compose a speech that addresses an injustice in society.
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I Have A Dream: tracing

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this I Have A Dream speech worksheet, students trace the words to the famous speech made by Martin Luther King Jr. Students trace 9 lines of words.
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He Had a Dream...I Have One Too!

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
What is your dream for a better world? After reading a short article about Dr Martin Luther King, kids identify something they would like to see changed, the steps that could be followed to make the dream a reality, and the effects these...
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Perspective and Point of View: Day 2 Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders will listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, I Have A Dream in order to discuss rhetoric, word choice, and how the author conveyed his ideas and perspective. They discuss key points and how literary devices were used to...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication

For Teachers 6th Standards
Connect Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream," to The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Taylor refers to the speech in his dedication, which creates a natural segue into talking about the speech and how it relates to the novel....
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Dream Under Development

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of their study of the 1963 March on Washington, class members do a side-by-side comparison of the original text of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" with a transcript of the speech he delivered. The take away from the...
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"I Believe..." Podcast Style

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this communication skills lesson to emphasize evaluating a speaker's main point and argument. After reading Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream Speech" and John F. Kennedy's speech, "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of...
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Dreams Progress

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
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...
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I Have A Dream Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students write and present a speech that addresses a social problem based on the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr. In this speech lesson plan, students also decorate their speech to make it visually appealing.
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"I Have a Dream" Mobile

For Students Pre-K - 8th
After learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, scholars create a mobile that showcases their dreams. Using a template, learners fill in prompts describing aspirations for themselves and their...
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Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use text and photos to visualize the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech. They analyze Dr. King's speech for examples of imagery and allusion and create original poetry and illustrations...
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Dreams for the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" is the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to reflect on the famous work then compose a piece of their own. A whole-class discussion delves deep into the speech, taking a...
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Analyzing Author’s Craft: “I Have a Dream”

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to make some connections! Scholars complete a close reading of the speech I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. They use a I Have a Dream Speech Gist Note-catcher and I Have a Dream text-dependent questions to guide their...
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I Have a Dream… Personal Narrative: Writing About Your Dream for the World.

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do your pupils want to change the world? Find out with this writing prompt, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s well-known speech. The resource provides the prompt and lines for writing.
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I Have a Dream Poster

For Teachers 1st - 12th
An image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a line from his famous “I Have A Dream” speech will inspire your pupils to look beyond skin color and consider the character of others.
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Language Analysis: “I Have a Dream”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Middle schoolers take a close look at Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech and use a language analysis sheet to determine if King's sentences make use of active or passive voice. They then move their attention back to take A...
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I Have a Dream Podcasts

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students write dream speeches and record them as Mp3's. In this speech lesson, students watch Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have Dream Speech." They use the writing process to develop a dream speech which they rehearse. They record their...
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Adding to the Picture: The 1963 March on Washington

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Who do your scholars imagine when they think about the civil rights movement? If only a few faces come to mind, this lesson will expand their concepts of the movement's leaders. Learners examine an image of the 1963 March on Washington,...
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Making the Case for Equality: A Comparison

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Martin Luther King Jr's " I Have a Dream" speech and Atticus Finch's closing argument during the trial of Tom Robinson both address the societal need to overcome racism. After examining the rhetorical devices and figurative language used...
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I Have A Dream

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a reader response essay as they react to the I Have A Dream speech made by Martin Luther King. In this Martin Luther King lesson plan, students read the speech, fill out a Civil Rights movement sheet, have discussions,...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students explore equality by researching the life of a famous Civil Rights Leader. In this Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, students create a timeline of King's life and identify the important contributions he made to African-American...
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The Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Examine the legacy of some of the most influential speeches in American history with a series of history activities. Learners study George Washington's inaugural speech, Frederick Douglass's speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of...
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"I Have a Dream" Presentation Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students write their own speech about their hopes and dreams and deliver it to the class.  In this "I Have a Dream" lesson, students create a speech using the Martin Luther King, Jr. speech as a model and for inspiration.  Students...
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They Had a Dream

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
They had a dream—a dream so powerful it can still inspire citizens of today and the future. Here, young historians learn about the 1963 march on Washington led by Martin Luther King Jr. by closely examining a photograph of a meeting held...
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English Exercises: Listening

For Students 5th - 8th
In this online interactive English worksheet, students watch a video of Martin Luther King delivering the "I Have a Dream" speech and then respond to 30 fill in the blank questions about the text of the speech. Students may submit their...
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Heart of the Matter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most people have heard of Dr. Maetin Luther King, Jr. and his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech. But few have heard of Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Who were these guys and what did they have to do with the famous landmark event in the...
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Geography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Young geographers follow Dr. Martin Luther King's journey during the civil rights movement by identifying major events on a map of the eastern United States, such as his birth in Atlanta, Georgia and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in...
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Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide Open

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
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Dr. King's Dream

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., reflect on section of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, discuss inequities that still exist in the United States, and create picture books about their own dreams of freedom for...
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Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The famous words of Martin Luther King still resonate with scholars today. An enlightening lesson helps pupils examine the "I Have a Dream" speech in more depth and learn what impact it had on the civil rights movement. Young historians...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do most people resemble Titania, the fairy queen; Puck, the mischief-maker; or someone else? Pupils take a fun quiz to find out which character they are most like from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They also explore a weekly...
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MLK: Complete the Speech

For Students 3rd - 8th
Take a close look at a few paragraphs of Martin Luther King, Jr.s' famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Class members fill in the missing words using the bank of words provided and then respond to a question about the speech and modern day...
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I Have a Dream...

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners explore the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this civil rights lesson plan, students utilize their computer skill as they compose "I have a dream" statements.
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Reading: I Have a Dream: Speech by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963

For Students 5th - 8th
In this future time reading comprehension worksheet, students read an excerpt from "I Have a Dream" and then respond to 3 multiple choice questions.
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"I Have a Dream" T-Chart

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech worksheet, students identify dreams and actions called for as they read or listen to the speech. Students complete a T-chart.
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I Have A Dream

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore MLK, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. They use different techniques to explore how to write by modeling and writing their own speech.
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Martin Luther King, Jr's, I Have A Dream Speech

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders display their understanding of the symbolism and references that Dr. King used to enrich his famous speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, by constructing a jackdaw: a collection of documents and...
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"I Have a Dream"

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify the main points and unique qualities of the "I Have a Dream" speech and write their own speech.  In this "I Have a Dream" activity, students read the speech and discuss why the speech was written and the historical...
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MLK iMovie

For Teachers 5th
Provide a novel way to discuss the impact of Martin Luther King Jr. Learners watch a video clip of the "I Have a Dream" speech, do research on Martin Luther King Jr., and make an iMovie. While a great idea, this instructional activity...
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Digital Dreams

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars write a speech.  In this dreams lesson, students define the word dreams and list their own dreams.  Young scholars read and discuss Langston Hughes work, read and discuss excerpts from speeches by JFK and Martin Luther...
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His Dream Continues

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments. In this African American history lesson, 1st graders research Martin Luther King Jr. by using various resources. Students compose their own version of his famous "I...
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A Time to Break Silence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
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Identifying With A Hero

For Teachers 6th
Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired countless individuals throughout the years, show your students how he is a true American Hero. Students read his speech out loud then use a graphic organizer to connect Martin Luther King's dreams to...
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Write Your Own "I Have a Dream" Speech

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners listen to King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. They use a fill-in-the-blanks worksheet to express their dreams for the world in a format similar to King's speech.
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A Positive Response to a “Deferred Dream”

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Langston Hughes' "Harlem" launches a study of how to respond positively when a personal dream is deferred. After a careful analysis of the poem, class members consider the various ways people can respond to difficult situations and how...
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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire kindness in and out of school with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Staging It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lights, camera, action! Using the interactive module, scholars become stage directors and produce their own Shakespeare scenes. Pupils choose from a range of video clips to create their own twist on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How far have we come and how far do we still need to go to achieve equality and full civil rights in the United States? Include a packet of materials collected in your observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Busting the Myth of MLK Jr.

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the differences between how MLK, Jr. and his famous speech are perceived and what actually happened. In this lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, students examine the simplification of MLK, Jr.'s life and famous...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only paved the way for African American citizens' civil rights, he created an example for women's groups, Hispanic groups, and groups with disabilities to fight for their rights as well. Learn more with a...
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Beyond Birmingham, Summer 1963

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The assassination of Medgar Evers. The integration of the University of Alabama. The March on Washington. The "I Have a Dream" speech. Created by the Alabama History Education Initiative, this resource examines how the events that...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lovers, madmen, and readers of A Midsummer Night's Dream will need seething brains to complete a crossword puzzle designed for Shakespeare's engaging comedy.
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I Have a Dream Acrostic Poem

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this acrostic poem worksheet, learners write a poem using the letters in the word dream. They see the words, "I have a dream," with an American flag at the top of the page.
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I Have a Dream Too!

For Students 5th - 8th
For this "I Have a Dream" activity worksheet, students fill in the blanks of 8 sentence starters that match those the famous speech of Dr. King in order to create their own speech.
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"I Have a Dream"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the role Martin Luther King Jr. played in America's history and what life was like in the 1960's. They watch and discuss an online video about the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the holiday enacted in his...
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Gaining Perspective

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Discuss race in the United States. Start by having each learner read a copy of Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Then, have them read the article "Shared Prayers, Mixed Blessings" about a church in Atlanta,...
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Analysis of Speeches: Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
A graphic organizer is employed to help sixth graders determine author's point of view and word choice. They listen to, read, and watch portions of the "I Have a Dream Speech" taking word choice and author's craft into deep...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Teachers 12th
You might not be able to put a girdle around the earth in forty minutes but you can generate interest in A Midsummer’s Night Dream in that length of time. As an introduction to Shakespeare’s comedy, pairs of students assume the roles of...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
An overview of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Brief and not too difficult, this multiple-choice quiz covers a random smattering of the play.
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
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Ghost Boys: Educator Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The spirit of the Civil Rights Movement lives on in a more literal than figurative way in Ghost Boys. A focused lesson plan features Jewell Parker Rhodes' novel about ghosts of slain black teenagers, including the main character, Jerome,...
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Reading Shakespeare: Analyzing a Theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Teachers 8th Standards
After finishing Act I, scene 1 from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream class members study the theme of control as it relates to the play, and start an Evidence of Control note-catcher worksheet.
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Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Universal Appeal of Shakespeare, Part 2

For Teachers 8th Standards
As scholars prepare to read Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, they first read the article "Shakespeare's Universal Appeal Examined" and analyze its central idea. Next, pupils complete Frayer Model worksheets to develop a deeper...
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Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Identifying the Characters, Settings, and Conflicts

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars form a drama circle and begin reading Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They also use a play map to identify the setting, characters, and conflicts from the text.
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Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too

For Teachers K - 12th
Encourage your pupils to imagine their own dreams for the future. After studying three poems by Langston Hughes and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, young poets craft their own dream stanza. 
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Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the...
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Understanding King's Use of Metaphors in the

For Students 7th - 10th
One of the most famous and well-crafted speeches of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, consists of rich metaphors and rhetorical language. Using a provided graphic organizer, students analyze five quotes...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Matthew's Dream (Lionni)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Explore vocabulary in context with emerging readers using Leo Lionni's whimsical story Matthew's Dream, which you can find on YouTube if you don't have it. Kids expand their word base as you pre-teach the terms (appear, bleak, embrace,...
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A Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How much do your learners know about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Set up an opportunity for kids to learn about Dr. King while practicing reading fluency with a reader's theater activity. The script is for four voices and includes...
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Rhetorical Devices in a Primary Source

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous and powerful "I Have a Dream" speech as a primary source document. After reading up on rhetorical devices and working in small groups to define terms, class members identify and explain the use of...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.3

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I Have a Dream," is one of the most famous in United States history, but why was it so effective? Ask your class to determine the answer to this question. While the resource includes a description of...
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I WILL NOT HEAR THAT PLAY: PERFORMING A DUMB SHOW

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform a "dumb show" based on a short passage from either A Midsummer Night's Dream or King Lear. This technique allows students to explain the action taking place on stage and the variety of different ways that action can be...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Quiz

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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As I Lay Dying Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Kindness is the focus of a lesson that follows a share, inspire, empower, and act routine. Scholars share with peers, their dreams, talents, and strengths. They reflect on their character, set goals for self-improvement, and offer random...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Students 3rd - 7th
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream takes center stage in an interactive designed for an audience of English learners. After watching a short animated version of the play, individuals read a printed version of the script, match the...
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We Have a Dream

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students work as partners to study Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech. In this African American history lesson plan, students work with their cross-grade partner to study, understand, and memorize the speech. Students meet...
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Wishes Dreams & Goals: Lesson 8

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write about a dream they have. In this writing lesson students listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech for inspiration. Students write five paragraphs.
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Phonics: Short Vowels: Allie's Basketball Dream

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Have your class read these words with short vowel sounds to complete the sentences on this worksheet. Learners match the words that have the same vowel sound as the underlined word in a sentence from the story Allie's Basketball Dream....
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Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
American dream or American nightmare? The Great Gatsby comes under scrutiny in a Crash Course on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of the Jazz Age, its glitter and its ash heaps. The narrator’s focus in Part I of the two-part series, are...
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U.S. History I Final Exam Questions

For Students 8th - 11th
In this American history final exam worksheet, students respond to 10 essay questions regarding Industrialization, Reconstruction, American Imperialism, World War I, and the Great Depression.
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Using Dreams in Writing

For Teachers 9th
C.S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength provides the model for using dreams in narrative writing. After a discussion of the purpose of dreams in Lewis’s tale, class members craft a story in which their dreams play an essential role.
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Analyzing Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then...
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Test Review Sheet: Collection 8 & Rhetorical Devices

For Students 8th - 9th
Challenge your literary analysts with this test review sheet. Learners identify rhetorical devices and parallel structure in addition to defining literary devices and vocabulary. While there is no test included, this could be used as a...
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Characters and Consequences

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars consider how dialogue reveals aspects of a play's characters as they read Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and complete a written conversation note-catcher. Additionally, pupils participate in an I Have/Who Has jigsaw...
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The Art of Persuasion: How Rhetorical Devices Influence Audiences

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Scholars analyze a variety of text to identify the development of claims and persuasive techniques writers use. In each text, pupils determine the argument and the persuasive techniques and complete a task introduction worksheet. The...
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The March on Washington Logistics Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I have a dream ... that all pupils will be able to organize a march of their own after learning about how Bayard Rustin organized the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights. Second out of five lessons, the resource has young reformers...
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Using the Newspaper to Teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Of all the amendments found in The Bill of Rights, the First Amendment contains some of the most important freedoms for American citizens. A unit plan on the First Amendment features interactive lesson plans designed to teach about those...
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Analyzing Character and Theme: Tracking Control in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Teachers 8th Standards
Pupils first participate in a drama circle as they continue reading Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream aloud with classmates. Next, scholars move around and discuss text-dependent questions about the play with a Three Threes in a...
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Analyzing Character and Theme: Tracking Control in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Students 8th Standards
Scholars examine how characters try to control one another in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They engage in a read-aloud and class discussion to iron out ideas. They also work in small groups to complete a note-catcher...
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Dream Career Presentation, Part 1

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of characteristics which people have when they have their dream career. In groups, they complete a worksheet which helps them describe their dream career. To end the lesson, they present their information...
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Teaching American History for All

For Students 11th Standards
Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X both work for equal rights, social change, and political empowerment, their approaches were radically different. To better understand these contrasts, class members compare King's "I...
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Civil Rights

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Informational text about the Civil Rights Movement challenges young historians to prove their reading comprehension skills with six multiple choice questions. After answers are submitted a new screen displays a score, answers—correct and...
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Is the world a fair and just place: Speech Analysis, Task 2 day 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
Task 2 of the large unit on justice in the world engages learners in speech analysis. They hear the Martin Luther King Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, then consider how the author's craft and use of informational text helped him convey his...
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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

For Students 9th - 12th
Sleep, as another form of consciousness, gets the Crash Course treatment in the ninth video in a 13-part, introduction to psychology course. Information about the four stages of sleep, sleep disorders, and dream interpretation theories...
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Eyes Worldwide on the Prize

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and see how it has been produced in China by reading an online article. They study discrimination in the world and write responses to the speech.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the highlights of Martin Luther King Jr's life. They gain an understanding of the Jim Crow Laws and The Civil Rights Movement, as well as becoming familiar with Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Groups of...
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Perspective on the Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Play Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech to your young learners, encouraging them to follow along with the paper copy in front of them. There are discussion questions, pictures, and a graphic organizer attached....
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Wishes Dreams and Goals

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders share their "I have a Dream" writing with a classmate and discuss possible edits.  In this dreams and goals lesson, 6th graders read the Life of John Lennon and his ambitions.  Students develop vocabulary and have a partner...
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Martin Luther King- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Whether you're celebrating Black History Month or studying the civil rights movement, you'll definitely want to include this brief video in your lesson to introduce your pupils to the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd
This PowerPoint displays a selection of important events from the life of Martin Luther King Jr., and has relevant and clear photos to accompany short facts.  There are a number of slides listing quotes and values with regard to Civil...
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Understanding the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners work in groups to do a document analyxix of several documents. Students view the Martin Luther King speech, "I Have a Dream." They discuss the Battle of Saratoge. Learners give a personal view of the reason the Declaration of...
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Zoom-In: Speaking with Purpose

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech provides the impetus for a persuasive speech lesson. Class members listen to this famous speech while looking at photos of King taken while he delivered the speech. After discussing the...
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In Their Shoes: WWI Through the Eyes of Early Participants

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Several social activities provide showcase the perspective of many prominent figures in World War I history. Students read an assigned case study about a memorable person and complete several activities to further understand this...
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The Man Who Changed America

For Students 3rd - 5th
An informative video shares a quick history of Martin Luther King, Jr. The engaging narrator covers topics such as where and when MLK Jr. was born, what charged his passion, and good deeds he performed. 
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What Is the American Dream?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
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A Single Shard: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Fulfilling a dream requires a lot of hard work. A study guide for the novel A Single Shard shares the dream of a young Korean orphan. As readers work through the guide, they answer comprehension questions about Tree-ear and the other...
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When I Was Puerto Rican: Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Readers demonstrate their understanding of Esmerelda Santiago's When I was Puerto Rican with three graphic organizers. The worksheets prompt them to compare two of the characters, to list events in sequence, and to identify the effects...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on civic responsibilities. They brainstorm ways in which they can help to fulfill Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of equality among all people. Students write...
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Dream Killers

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore figurative language in Jacob Have I Loved and define what is a dream killer.
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A Day in the Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We often see other countries depicted in movies, but getting a close look at a typical day in the life of a young person from another country isn't as common. Give your pupils such a look with a resource that helps class members explore,...
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Dream It, Plan It, Do It!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders describe what their dream career would be. In groups, they complete a worksheet based on their career paths and share the information with the class. They discover the importance of having goals and making plans to meet them.
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The Power to Persevere

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Joris Debeij's film, Making It in America, takes a look at Alma Velasco, a Salvadoran immigrant who was granted political asylum in the United States. The lesson gives a face to immigrants and their struggles to embrace the American Dream.
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The Great Gatsby: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Uncover the exciting world of the Roaring Twenties with The Great Gatsby study guide. Individuals become critics as they write a review of the production. Scholars also read historical information and analyze the differences between the...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Matthew’s Dream

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students read Matthew's Dream, listening for 3 pre-selected, tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the teacher and students practice...
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A Speech for the Sneetches

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars write a speech using Dr. King as an example and the characters from a Dr. Seuss book. In this speech lesson, students read the 'I Have a Dream' speech and use it as a guide to help them write a speech based on the book...
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Martin Luther King

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners explore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his "I Have A Dream" speech.
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Adding to the Picture: The 1963 March on Washington For Jobs & Freedom

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine a document about the March on Washington as well as the "I Have a Dream Speech." Students then complete a graphic organizer that requires them to analyze the documents.
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Social Studies: Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Wow! Contained within this PowerPoint is not just one great activity or lesson, but five. Each lesson relates to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King and covers a different writing or research skill. Students will determine fact...
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Why Should You Read "A Midsummer Night's Dream?"

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Set the stage for a study of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with an engaging animated video that is sure to stoke the interest of readers as it gets to the bottom of the key themes of the comedy. The narrator's arguments...
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Dream a Little Dream: My Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What will the future hold? How can I make my dreams come true? Since learners don't have fairy god mothers, they'll need to develop strong goal-oriented plans. They concoct ideas of their dream life, determine the type of income needed...
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Dream Career Presentation, Part 2

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of characteristics people have when they are happy with their career. In groups, they review their material from the previous lesson and share their information with the class in the form of presentations....
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Expand class members' appreciation of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A powerful resource examines King's speeches, writings, and actions that reveal his deep commitment to a nonviolent approach to Civil Rights. Learners watch a...
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Learning to Respect Each Other

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discover how important Martin Luther King Jr. is to our society. In this civil rights lesson plan, investigate how Dr. King was an advocate for nonviolence and how he fought for civil rights for all Americans. Read and analyze Dr. King's...
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Tone Analysis Through Music and Nonfiction: Watch Your Tone

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Identifying the tone of a piece of writing or the author's attitude toward the subject matter can be difficult for learners. Simplify the process with a lesson that begins with skits, moves to songs and their lyrics, and then to passages...
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Delving Into Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Rhetoric

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech can inspire students to explore the world of rhetoric.
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Roald Dahl-Inspired Ideas Book

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Inspire young authors to dream big and connect with their inner writer with a 13-page packet that showcases the work of the famous author, Roald Dahl. A focus on the story, The BHG, scholars begin their Idea Book, reflect on their...
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Creating a Bio Poem

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Find out what's special about your pupils with a fun biopoem activity! As they fill out their name, words that describe them, what they love, and what they dream of, learners create an expressive poem about themselves.
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West Side Shifts

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Combine math, language arts, music, and dance with an activity focused on "America" from West Side Story. After listening to the song, learners compare the film to Romeo and Juliet, analyze the song's meter, design choreography, plan...
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Grade 8 Module 2B: Unit 2, Lesson 16

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars unpack the word confession as they prepare to write confessionals based on characters from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, they read their narratives to a small group of peers as part of a final performance task. 
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Grade 8 Module 2B: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 8th Standards
Annoyed or bewitched. What effect does an author's word choice have on a text? Scholars begin the lesson by analyzing word choice in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, learners take a closer look at the narrative structure...
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Analyzing the Model Essay: Studying Argument

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars begin the writing process for an argument essay based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They read and analyze a model essay, considering what kind of thinking the author did before writing the essay.
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Teacher Share: Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Young learners celebrate the work and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. by making their own pledges of good will, as well through a variety of other engaging, hands-on activities.
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Teen Wolf

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With great power comes great responsibility ... especially if you're a werewolf! Scholars discover the importance of using their strengths to be a hero, rather than a bully, with an imaginative lesson. During the 13th installment in a...
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We Have a Dream....

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In this community-building lesson, students utilize camcorders to create a montage of the dreams of students in their community.
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Portrait of The African American Family

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine how African American families were affected by slavery. As a class, they watch and read King's "I Have a Dream Speech" and write a paper on how this message relates to families. In their journals, they compare and...
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What Makes A Good Speaker?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars write a response to a diagnostic assessment determining what they need to work on to become good public speakers. They listen to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, and identify what makes a good speaker.
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A Midsummer Night's Quiz

For Students 9th - 11th
Take a look at this online interactive quiz if you're looking for a test of your class' understanding of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Know that it does not require critical thinking or analysis.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Finishing the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reviews for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin were as divisive as the novel itself. High schoolers finish the novel unit with an evaluation of the book's initial reviews, its characters' dreams and fears of emancipation, and...
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The First Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While most Americans can identify civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they often are not aware of how controversial he was in his time. Using video resources that include documentation of the first federal holiday to honor him...
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Reading Shakespeare: Understanding Shakespeare’s Language

For Teachers 8th Standards
Pupils participate in a drama circle to read aloud Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They work with partners to discuss Shakespeare's use of language and analyze how specific lines of dialogue within the play help propel the...
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Author’s Craft: The Poetry of the Play

For Teachers 8th Standards
Feel the rhythm! Pupils begin reading Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as they continue to participate in a drama circle. With discussion, they examine Shakespeare's use of rhyme, rhythm, and meter, analyzing how...
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Reading Shakespeare: The Play within the Play

For Students 8th Standards
Scholars continue reading the Greek myth "Pyramus and Thisbe," analyzing why it was written into Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, they complete a Venn diagram to compare the two texts. 
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Analyzing How Shakespeare’s Play Draws upon Greek Mythology: Part 3

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do the narrative and play versions of the myth "Pyramus and Thisbe" affect meaning? Scholars reread Act 5, Scene 1 from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and compare its structure to "Pyramus and Thisbe." Next, they use a...
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Planning the First Draft of the Character Confessional Narrative

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars read and analyze a model character confessional narrative to help guide their own writing. Then, they plan the first draft of a character confessional based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Grade 8 Module 2B: Unit 2, Lesson 18

For Teachers 8th Standards
Time to revise! Scholars revise their argument essays based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream using feedback from their teacher and peers.They begin their revisions after reviewing a mini lesson on proper writing conventions. 
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Defining the American Dream In Images

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students define and recognize changes to the American Dream.  In this American Dream lesson, students view a PowerPoint, read and article and draw a picture to illustrate the American Dream. Students explain their vision of the American...
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Relationship Role Plays from A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Connect a scene from a class play to events in your middle and high schoolers' own lives. First, they act out a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream in pairs. They work to role play a scene as an extension of the one they have read,...
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In the Skin of a Monster

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kathryn Barker's In the Skin of A Monster explores how a school massacre impacts a community. Unfortunately, the events depicted are all too familiar to many. This teacher's guide for Barker's novel offers activities that enable readers...
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I'm Dreaming of a Rhyme Christmas

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners create a Christmas poem. In this rhyming lesson, students call out rhyming words and use them to write a Christmas poem. Learners can illustrate their poem or have this published in the school newspaper.
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The March on Washington

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"I have a dream..." Join Martin Luther King Junior and thousands of US citizens in Washington, where he delivered his famous speech on equality. Have your kids create their own dream speech after watching this video.
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The Civil Rights Movement Timeline

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Using this simple worksheet, your learners will have the opportunity to practice reading timelines while learning about key events during the civil rights movement in the United States.
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Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Is Gatsby great? In the second of two videos devoted to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the narrator presents his argument for why Jay Gatsby should indeed be considered great. By backing his stance with evidence from the text,...
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Periodic Videos

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
From hydrogen to ununoctium, this collection of videos has everything you need to begin teaching about the periodic table. Offering descriptions of each element and interesting experiments demonstrating their properties, this resource is...
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For King’s Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream "Cannot Wait"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
"Hate is why we cannot wait." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s attorney and advisor Clarence B. Jones' six words on race are at the center of an article that reflects on the civil rights movement. After reading the article, middle schoolers...
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Free at Last: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students view the "I Have A Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. They use the Internet to research Martin Luther King's life and work.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Follow the Dream: Celebrating Diversity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
The teachings of tolerance and diversity are necessary and poignant at all times of the year and for every grade level. This lesson focuses on Dr. King's message and how it has impacted African/American culture. Students will complete a...
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Clues in Sentences Investigation

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the variety of context clues that help us learn new meanings of unknown words! With this presentation, pupils go in depth into each type of context clue and have their knowledge tested with several small reading passages in which...
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Political Theory - John Rawls

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Pretty much everyone has heard the phrase life is unfair. A theory by John Rawls, a famous political theorist, as to why this occurs in government and society presents itself. Pupils watch his theory through primary resource photographs...
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Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A speaker, a message, an audience. After analyzing these elements in Queen Elizabeth's speech to the troops at Tilbury, groups analyze how other speakers use an awareness of events, and their audience to craft their arguments....
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His Dream Continues

For Teachers 1st
First graders research Martin Luther King and his accomplishments. Using the internet, 1st graders participate in activities to examine Martin Luther King's life. They participate in a class discussion of all research findings....
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Text to Film Comparison: Bottom the Fool

For Teachers 8th Standards
Pretty ugly, jumbo shrimp. Oxymorons sure are awfully good! Scholars reread Act I, scene 2 from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream while participating in a drama circle. Next, they begin working on anchor charts to dissect...
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A Raisin In The Sun

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders complete a brief journal entry explaining what they would do with one million dollars. They read and discuss "Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes. Students finish reading Act I of A Raisin In The Sun and identify the...
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"Dreaming of Success" Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize the importance of planning for the future. They think about and project themselves into the future. Students become aware that everyone encounters challenges in life and that they can be met and obstacles can be...
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Pets & Possessions

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Language learners engage in a series of games and activities using pet vocabulary and the verb "have" to show possession or ownership.
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How Much Have You Understood? (Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism)

For Students 9th - 12th
This 12-page handout is designed as a self-check activity. After reading two source texts, learners are presented with five samples based on the texts. For each sample, they must decide if the text is plagiarized and, if so, what is...
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Goal Setting for Students

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Inspire scholars to shoot for the moon with a presentation that details why goals are important, how to define and identify a goal with four essential questions, the difference between dreams and goals, and tips to achieving a goal.
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Making My Swimming Pool

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
If you'd always wanted an expensive swimming pool, how would you make the money to build it? Kids read a short passage about a quest to create a dream swimming pool, and use a list of words to fill in eight spaces throughout the reading.
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Making Lemonade: Responding to Oppression in Empowering Ways

For Teachers 11th Standards
An activity focused on tolerance encourages class members to consider how they might respond when they or someone else is the target of oppression and discrimination. After researching how some key figures responded to the anti-Semitism...
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Of Mice and Men

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is Lennie Small's dream job? What's the future George imagines? Readers of Of Mice and Men must identify character and events from John Steinbeck's novella about the friendship of two California migrant workers.
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Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
It is entirely fitting and proper that Wilfred Owen’s powerful “Dulce et Decorum Est” is the poem used for an exercise in close reading, discussion, analysis, and argumentative writing. Class members discuss focus questions in pairs,...
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Where the Red Fern Grows: Graphic Organizer, Story Map

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How do you grow a goal from a dream to reality? You make a plan! After reading chapters two and three of Where the Red Fern Grows, learners map how Billy earns his dogs by completing an organizer in pairs and then discussing answers in...
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Picture books aren't just for primary learners. Your scholars compare and contrast literary themes between the novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and the children's book, The Dream Tree by Winfried Wolf through...
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Discussion Guide for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Open-ended questions that cause readers to think critically and deeply about a text are hard to craft. Never fear! A collection of great discussion questions for John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, or The Pearl is...
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WAITRESS on Broadway: Educational Toolkit

For Parents 9th - 12th Standards
What are the ingredients of happiness? Jenna, expert pie maker and the main character in the musical, Waitress, is faced with this question, as she struggles to free herself from an abusive marriage and pursue a happier life. The...
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A Raisin in the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Or does it explode? Discuss the ultimate deferred dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun with a handy crossword puzzle that reviews key names and details from the play.
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Master Genes Control Basic Body Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever been so tired you missed a major announcement? Eric Wieschaus woke to a call explaining he won the Nobel Prize, but he thought it was just a dream until Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, a co-winner, explained it to him later...
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Ice Breaker Activity - Bio Pyramid

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get to know your pupils and create a stunning display in your room with a class set of bio pyramids. Scholars answer questions about themselves, their hobbies, hopes, and dreams. Autobiographical information is written on a...
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Romeo and Juliet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the setting of Romeo and Juliet? Who is the rich count who wants to marry Juliet? The 24 clues in a crossword puzzle test readers' knowledge of the events in Shakespeare's famous play of two young star-crossed lovers.
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Halsted Street Car

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Carl Sandburg's brief poem, "Halsted Street Car" suggests a world full of pain, of tired wishes, and of empty dreams. Readers use the provided questions to open a discussion of the effects of the working conditions in the early 1900s on...
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Tuesdays with Morrie

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie captured the hearts of readers around the world in the late 20th century. Revisit Morrie and his captivating stories with a crossword puzzle review activity.
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Bless Me, Ultima: Narrative and Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"I made strength from everything that had happened to me. . ." In the third session of a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, class members investigate the various, and often conflicting, forces that impact Antonio. 
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The Band's Visit: A New Musical

For Parents 9th - 12th Standards
The study guide for David Yazbek's musical based on Eran Kolirin's film, The Band's Visit, is packed with background information, images, and cultural connections. The resource is the perfect accompaniment to a study of the musical.
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Drumline

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does teamwork really make the dream work? And, where is the line between peer pressure and bullying? Social scholars view a clip from the movie Drumline as a part of the seventh lesson in a series of anti-bullying activities. After...
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Article II: The Executive Branch- We the People Constitution Tour

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Learners discover how protests and political activism has had a direct effect on the President of the United States in this unique instructional approach to the executive branch of government.
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Episode 1.1: The Team

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Meet the dream team! Introduce the class to a group of master problem-solvers in the first part of a seven-episode Global Problem Solvers series. The video kicks off season one by introducing the team's leader, meeting each cast member,...
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MND Sound Ball Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to Act II, scene 1, lines 188-244 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." They explore and analyze how dramatic lines can have varied interpretations by playing a game of sound ball utilizing a list of vocabulary...

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