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Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words through Diamante Poetry

Students read, listen to, or view King’s speech and pay close attention to his word use and use of literary devices. They analyze King’s definitions of freedom, justice, discrimination, and dreams as demonstrated by the details in his speech.

Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

Students take what they learned about Dr. King and become actively involved in the process of making Dr. King’s dream a reality in their own lives and the world they live in.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The students will recognize the chronology of Martin Luther King’s life.

The students will have an understanding of the Jim Crow laws.

The students will become familiar with the speech “I Have a Dream.”

Evaluating Web Sites for Bias

Students use a checklist to evaluate Web content about Martin Luther King Jr. for bias.

Dr. King’s Dream

Walk with Martin Luther King, Jr. on his historic March on Washington, hear his inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech, and envision your own dreams of freedom for all Americans.