Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Dr Martin Luther King Jr Had a Dream - Section 4: Closure


Growing up in a household with parents and family members who are baby boomers and who participated in The Civil Rights Movement, it was instilled in me from an early age the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of equal rights for all people.  I remember viewing and listening to many of Dr. King's famous speeches and having a deep admiration for Dr. King's leadership and oratory skills.  I wanted my students to experience this, as well.  I explained that equal rights was an important cause that Dr. King fought for, but there are still many important causes like education, hunger, world peace, they can fight for today, as well.  I believe education is a civil right and it is a major reason I chose to become a teacher.  As a public school teacher, I see myself as a keeper of Dr. King's dream.  I want my students to know that they, too, can be keepers of a dream.  

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Had a Dream

Unit 2: Civil Rights as a Global Issue
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT examine how fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the nation with his "I Have A Dream" speech.

Big Idea: Students will evaluate the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech to our nation.

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