Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America. It’s the perfect day to show your students his beautifully written and spoken “I Have a Dream” speech (click that link for audio, text, and video of the speech).
There are many lesson plans on Martin Luther King and civil rights online – far too many for me to screen for quality. Just Google “Martin Luther King lesson plans” to find what might suit your needs. If you have a favorite resource, please do share it with us in the comments.
American Rhetoric, the site where I found the Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, is worth surfing through to listen to the other 5,000+ speeches on the site. A good place to start: Top 100 Speeches (Dr. Martin Luther King’s is the #1 speech).