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Lesson plan: Music and speeches at the March on Washington

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

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

Lesson Plan

Students will examine why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement and explain their analysis through a visual drawing or illustration. 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

State of the Union: Comparing Obama’s ‘Four Big Questions’ to FDR’s ‘Four Freedoms’ speech

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Analyze the “Four Big Questions” in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address and reflect on what they say about the present when compared to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” State of the Union Address. Continue reading

In final State of the Union, Obama calls for end to anti-Muslim rhetoric

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In his 2016 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama addressed recent rhetoric targeting people’s race or religion. Continue reading

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