An engaging, Common-Core-based activity to help students analyze the structure of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
I always like doing a Civil Rights Movement-based unit during January to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In "Dissecting the Dream," students work in groups to divide "I Have a Dream" into thematic sections. Then they discuss and analyze the purpose, funtion, and effectiveness of each section of the speech. Each student in the group has a clearly defined role assignment, so everyone will be actively engaged in the activity.
This download includes...
* A printout of the "I Have a Dream" speech
* A Scribe worksheet
* An overhead of the Group Roles
* A teacher's guide
* A PREZI media presentation, complete with a video clip of King's speech, that introduces the activity
This activity should take one to two class periods.
The unit files will come in well-designed, ready-to-use PDF files. And remember that you need Flash Player installed to view the PREZI presentation.
For more ideas on teaching about Martin Luther King, Black History, or the Civil Rights Movement, check out my "In Their Own Words"
three-week unit on Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
Enjoy! And don't forget to write a review!
Created by Arik Durfee