My Dream of Martin Luther King

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Conduct a book study of the story, My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold. Followng a read-aloud, scholars take part in philosophical discussions covering the topics of freedom, equality, race, and heroes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct the book study in small groups, tailoring focus on specific group's needs and adding to it as necessary
  • Locate the book for pupils to browse when time permits 
  • Plan the lesson around MLK Day—the third Monday in January
Classroom Considerations
  • Establish a safe and open environment for class members to speak freely and respectfully
  • The video read-aloud lasts approximately 10 minutes
Pros
  • Questions cover essential topics—digging deeply to promote social justice
  • The resource provides guidelines to hold a successful philosophical discussion
Cons
  • None