Students will deliver their "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.


Common Core: 
  • SL5.4 Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • SL.5.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. 



Warm Up

Students will be given an overview of the March on Washington and MLK's speech by a National Park Ranger before delivery of their speech.

New Material



Students will deliver speeches and evaluate their fellow students.


[This section illustrates how you will know that your students have learned what you taught them. This usually means that you will have students use the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they have learned in some way. The assessment should directly reflect the instructional objectives and be buttressed by the new material and practice engaged over the course of the lesson. It can be helpful to figure out how you are going to assess student learning after you develop the instructional objectives but before you develop the teaching methods you will use. Assessment includes formative “checks for understanding” throughout the lesson and summative, end of lesson evaluations.]

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Closure and Reflection

Students will write an entry in their nightly memory journal on what they learned by performing a speech at the Lincoln Memorial.