|Subjects: Arts & Humanities, Civics, Holidays, Language Arts, Social Studies, U.S. History|
|Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12|
Students use a fill-in-the-blanks work sheet to write speeches that imitate the form and content of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech
Explain to students that they are going to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of the future and think about their own dreams.
Students present their speeches to their classmates. Ask each student to privately grade his or her peers' speeches with a rating of 3 (good work), 4 (very good job), or 5 (superb effort). Average the peer scores to come up with each student's final grade.
Lesson Plan Source
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-T.5-8.1 Script Writing by Planning and Recording Improvisations Based on Personal Experience and Heritage, Imagination, Literature, and History
NA-T.5-8.2 Acting By Assuming Roles And Interacting In Improvisations
GRADES 9 - 12
NA-T.9-12.1 Script Writing by Planning and Recording Improvisations Based on Personal Experience and Heritage, Imagination, Literature, and History
NA-T.9-12.2 Acting By Assuming Roles And Interacting In Improvisations
GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.4 Technology Communications Tools
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