“I Have a Dream” is an exemplary unit for the practice of Common Core ELA Performance Tasks coupled with 21 Century learning Skills.
1: Mini biography video with collaboration in identifying King’s important contributions, important traits, qualities admired, and connection to an important figure of today.
2: Mini video of March on Washington with collaboration in completing DBQ analysis template.
3: Three sections of the speech can be copied onto one page for annotating and analysis through close reading. Three text based questions are provided for section 1.
4: Two text based questions are provided for section two.
5: Two text based questions are provided for section 3.
6: Mini video on surprising extenuating facts on the march and the speech. Students present argument for MLK’s role in the civil rights movement.