Mountaintop Speech, Letter from Birmingham Jail, I Have A Dream Speech, Salt March Speech, Civil Disobedience
•The objectives are to identify the source of Civil Disobedience, read and analyze the Civil Disobedience texts for rhetorical devices, and evaluate the effectiveness of these texts.
•Print out the readings for student groups and make copies.
•First, show the students the slide show with pictures from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial as a preview to the readings.
•Students will work in groups to answer fishbowl questions on the readings. The Salt March Reading is the least challenging while the Civil Disobedience is the most challenging for students.
•Before presentations students will copy the Civil Disobedience Presentation Notes table for answering their exit slips.
•They will then present the readings to the class.
•Students will synthesize the information on an exit slip.