Black History / The Great March Project - A great companion to a unit on Martin Luther King, Jr., Black History Month or the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Students put themselves in the role of a reporter who attends the March for Jobs and Freedom in Aug. 1963 where MLK delivers his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
Students must create a newspaper of the event through the eyes of someone who attended. A fun combination of history and creativity helps students really understand the importance of the March and the power of MLK's speech.
Common Core Standard - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Can be done as an individual or group project and is easily adapted to different ages / abilities.