This Dreams for the World lesson plan also includes:
- "I Have A Dream" Speech
- Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"
- Dreams Progress
- Goals and Perseverance
- The Goals of the March on Washington
- Martin Luther King, Jr.: What Did He Do? Why Does It Matter?
- Analysis of Speeches: Task 2
- I Have a Dream… Personal Narrative: Writing About Your Dream for the World.
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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 close look at the cause Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for and share parts that were most memorable to them. In a similar persuasive style, writers draft an original speech, practice it, then present it to their peers.
- Conduct the lesson plan on Martin Luther King Jr. Day—the third Monday in January
- Encourage speech-makers to practice in front of the family or a mirror for homework
- If pupils are afraid to speak in front of their peers, give the option to record them giving their speech then play it for the class
- The lesson takes two class periods to complete
- Encourages class members to stand up for a cause
- Boosts public speaking skills
- The plan comes with differentiation and extension ideas, as well as additional resources to further the learning experience