In honor of Dr. King, here are some great ideas for sharing King's legacy with your students.
- 10 Inspirational Quotes fro Teachers from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Have students pick one of these quotes and analyze what it means, why it is significant and how it can relate to their lives today.
- "I Have a Dream" Speech
- Freedoms Ring - Interactive online activity - Listen to and watch an illustration of the " I Have a Dream" speech showing the works of the speech where you can analyze the words he said, the words he left out and the words he added. AWESOME!
- Education World Write Your Own "I Have a Dream" Speech - Elementary School - Students listen/watch the speech, discuss the ideas in the speech, then have students right their own speeches in the same style.
- PBS "I Have a Dream" as a visionary text - Middle School - Students listen to the speech, pull out their favorite line, then create an illustration that they feel represents the ideals presented.
- ELA Common Core Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech - High School - Students read, watch and analyze the speech. They look for things like figurative language, unusual words, things they find confusing, etc.
- MLK Day Activities from NEA broken down by grade-level
Here are some basic resources:
- Written Copy of the "I Have a Dream" Speech from the government archives
- MLK Online - Includes pictures, speeches, facts and trivia, and quotes.
- YouTube video of the "I Have a Dream" Speech
Do you have an activity/resources that you use with your students? Please comment and share!