Here is a product for Martin Luther King Day or for Black History Month. The students are to:
1.Read and or view and listen to Rev. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. (URLs are included).
2. Explain what aspects of his speech have come true in the 40+ years since it was delivered.
3. Choose a character from the book they are currently reading and summarize what he/she would say about the speech.
4. Write an "I Have a Dream" speech from the point of view of that character. This speech must show the societal values and beliefs of the time period in which the book takes place.
They should complete the handout in class and revise and write a final draft of the speech for homework.
Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream"