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K-2: You Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr. is sharing his dream for what the world should be like. His dream was to have a fair, peaceful world where everyone is equal to one another.
What would your dream world be like?
3-5: Writing Techniques in the "I Have a Dream" Speech
Martin Luther King Jr. used several common writing techniques in his famous speech. Identify an example of each of the following writing techniques from the "I Have a Dream" Speech. You can refer to the full text of the speech for review
Using figurative language, Dr. King identifies clear, concrete goals he hopes this speech will help achieve. Identify at least one of those goals.
6-8: The Power of Words
Martin Luther King Jr. gave this speech in 1963. In the nearly 50 years since this moment, his "I Have a Dream" speech has become an iconic message that still moves people.
Why do you think that Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" was and is so powerful?
9-12: The Next Generation of Dreams
This speech identifies the goals of the Civil Rights Movement to overcome segregation and racism. Using the "I have a dream" speech structure, identify the new dreams of your generation. Consider the injustices still plaguing the United States for ideas.
Your list of dreams should include at least 5 images of your version of a the ideal American society.