To explain the meaning of the words spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr., in his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Begin by reading the background information with the class about Martin Luther King, Jr., then go over the directions for the activity.
Listed on the lesson pages are seven quotations from the famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Students read each passage, then explain in 3 to 5 sentences what they think Dr. King meant when he spoke these words during the summer of 1963. Class members can write their responses in the spaces provided.
Answers can be discussed later in the period.
This lesson is good at helping students develop critical thinking skills while using a primary source.
Teacher Instructions included