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 rol