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     Martin Luther King, Jr. - Civil Rights Rally (Washington, D.C. 1963)

     

    TUESDAY, MARCH 8TH - "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH

    1. PLEASE GET INTO GROUPS OF 3

    2. WATCH CIVIL RIGHTS VIDEO (TAKE NOTES ON OCCASION) & LISTEN TO KING'S 

    "I Have a Dream" Speech / ANNOTATE HARD COPIES

           - BRIEF DISCUSSION WITH GROUPS

    3. BEGIN FILLING OUT THE Discussion Sheet IN YOUR GROUPS. 
    **P.S. you can use this document for some Tone Words**

          - YOU MUST USE COMPLETE SENTENCES, PROVIDE DIRECT QUOTATIONS
    WHEN PROMPTED, AND WORK WELL WITH YOUR GROUP MEMBERS.

          - SUBMIT ONE FINAL COPY WITH ALL GROUP MEMBERS' NAMES (OR IT WILL BE A ZERO FOR THAT PERSON).

                           *** NO EXCEPTIONS ***

     HOMEWORK:  START THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW'S ASSIGNMENT!  

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    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9TH - "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH DISCUSSIONDiscussion Icon Discussionicon.jpg

    1. FINISH THE DISCUSSION WORKSHEET WITH YOUR GROUP 


    2. THEN, PICK ONE OF THE FOUR RESARCH TOPICS TO EXPAND - #4 ON DISCUSSION SHEET

          - MAKE SURE TO REFERENCE THE SPEECH AND A MINIMUM OF TWO (2) OUTSIDE SOURCES.

          - WRITE NOTECARDS OR A PAGE OF NOTES TO GUIDE YOU (YOU NEED DIRECT QUOTATIONS FROM THE SPEECH)

    ::  DEVELOP A "GROUP SPEECH," PROVIDING AMPLE SUPPORT FOR YOUR CLAIMS  

          - DISCUSS WITH THE OTHER GROUP WITH YOUR TOPIC

          - ASK THE CLASS QUESTIONS TO MAKE FOR A MORE REWARDING AND CHALLENGING DISCUSSIONS

    **YOU WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF YOUR COMMENTS!**

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    THURSDAY, MARCH 10TH - "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH DISCUSSION, PART 2

     DISCUSS WITH YOUR GROUP MEMBERS UNTIL 7:45 - 20 MINS.

     BEGIN DISCUSSING - VOLUNTEER GROUPS GO FIRST

            - INTRODUCE TOPIC AND BEGIN DISCUSSING (JUST TALK ABOUT THE SPEECH AND YOUR TOPIC)

            - MAKE SURE TO MAKE DIRECT REFERENCES TO THE SPEECH; ALSO, USE OCCASION & WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT KING.

    USE DISCUSSION TRACKER AS A GUIDE

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    FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH