For Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Black History Month, or a unit on Civil Rights, students visit 3 websites and answer 20 questions (a mix of academic/opinion/creative) to learn about (or review) Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, his I Have a Dream Speech, and the significance of his day of celebration. The questions vary in their difficulty and the answers are included where appropriate.
Sample questions include:
--What occupation did MLK, Jr. have other than fighting for equality? How might that particular profession have influenced the type of protesting and “fighting” he carried out?
--Using context clues, what does “helm” mean in this context?
--What was the purpose of the march on Washington?
--Who was Stokely Carmichael and why was there a divide between his ideas and King’s?
--Describe the indented purpose of MLK Jr Day.
--Explain the meaning of the phrase: “we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.”
--Is there an identifiable tone(s) to this speech? If so what is it/what are they, and provide evidence from the text to support your opinion.
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