Leadership at the March through music and speeches – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Besides Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there were several civil rights’ leaders who spoke and organized the March on Washington. Students will examine these individuals as well as the goals of the March as they pertained to jobs and freedom. Continue reading


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as visual text – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subjects English, social studies Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle School Introduction Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream”…read more


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature

Lesson Plan

Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the rhetorical influences on King’s speech, the oratorical devices that King used in delivering his speech and how a speech is similar to/different from other literary forms. Continue reading


Brown v. Board of Education and the Story of Prince Edward County Schools – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

More than 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored segregation in Brown v. Board of Education. Although the victory had been won in the courtroom, it would take the next decade and beyond for the law to be implanted in the American public school system. Continue reading


Remembering Nelson Mandela – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Introduction In this lesson plan, students will use text from Mandela’s autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” to connect with Mandela’s life and words. Subjects News…read more

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