Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America. It’s the perfect day to show your students his beautifully written and spoken “I Have a Dream” speech (click that link for audio, text, and video of the speech).
There are many lesson plans on Martin Luther King and civil rights online – far too many for me to screen for quality. Just Google “Martin Luther King lesson plans” to find what might suit your needs. If you have a favorite resource, please do share it with us in the comments.
American Rhetoric, the site where I found the Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, is worth surfing through to listen to the other 5,000+ speeches on the site. A good place to start: Top 100 Speeches (Dr. Martin Luther King’s is the #1 speech).
Dawn Marie says
There is also a special called “King” on the History Channel today. http://www.history.com/content/king
Lori Seaborg says
Thank you so much for sharing that, Dawn Marie!
Laryssa @Heaven In The Home says
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I doubt there is another speech more famous than Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream.” Though, I think the best speech I have ever heard was Steve Jobs speech to the graduating class when he was just recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.