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Lesson Plan: Discuss 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson, students will examine the message and goals of poet Amanda Gorman as she prepares to speak at the presidential inauguration. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: MLK Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and the Capitol Hill Riot

Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to discuss Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Write your own presidential inauguration speech

Lesson Plan

Learn about the importance of inaugural addresses in U.S. civic life, then write your own. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: 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 literary influences on King’s speech. Continue reading

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