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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

MLK: Do you have a dream, too?

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) worked to advance civil rights in the United States and around the world. A minister, King became a civil rights activist at an early age. At the 1963 March on Washington, King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, where he outlined his vision, or dream, for our country. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial inequality.

That was MLK's dream. What's yours? Here's an easy and meaningful activity for school or home - a great opportunity for students to envision their “dreams”, think about what makes their dreams a reality, and share this information with others. And, since the Inauguration will be held on MLK Day in 2013, it is a terrific opportunity to celebrate while thinking about government, leadership and problem-solving.


Activities
Download I Have a Dream Activity
(includes text of speech)
My Wish for America/My Community
Talking with Officials
Be a Citizen Journalist
Inauguration 2013

Correlations
  Elementary K-2 | 3-5
  Middle
  High

MLK on the Web
  MLK on Wikipedia
  Nobel Prize biography
  MLK Center
  MLK Documents and Research at Stanford University
  I Have a Dream Speech (Audio)
  I Have a Dream Speech (Video)