Reflection: Standards Alignment A Speech with Purpose: "I Have a Dream" - Section 2: Viewing the Speech


One noticeable shift in the CCSS is a repeat mention of media. Students should be able to understand and analyze not just print sources, but media sources, too. This makes sense when one looks at the world--we're surrounded by media influence all the time. If we do not think about our media analytically, we can fall prey to persuasion and misconception. Including media, like televised speeches and, as I've done in other lessons, visual advertisement, helps students realize that everything is a text to be "read," not just print materials.

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A Speech with Purpose: "I Have a Dream"

Unit 6: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Lesson 6 of 17

Objective: SWBAT analyze a text for purpose, including rhetoric and style, by viewing and analyzing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Big Idea: "I Have a Dream" for equality (and that every student will analyze purpose).

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English / Language Arts, Analysis (Listening and Speaking), rhetorical style, equality (American Govt), purpose, I have a dream, analyze details, comparison, historical background, equality
  50 minutes
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