Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I have a dream...50 years later

On a hot August 28th, 1963, a quarter of a million people gathered on and around the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. took the podium to address the crowd. His speech from 50 years ago is still regarded as one the best pieces of spoken rhetoric in history. While I work in a district that has a majority of African-American families and will take the opportunity to share this message of needed work and hope, this message can be shared with all students.

Here are some resources for you:

Please mark this 50th anniversary by providing students that the chance to read or listen (or both) to the speech and think about what they can do to make that dream a reality.

You have 1 week to plan! Share your experiences or ideas in the comments!

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