Lesson : Martin Luther King: Sacrificing All for the Dream

Overview

This lesson looks at discrimination against African Americans in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement and how Martin Luther King achieved change through peaceful protest. It also explores the nature of prejudice and racism and includes a link to the famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.

Cross-curricular links: history

Learning Activities:

  • experiment to explore unequal treatment of different groups
  • discussion about how children deal with incidents of teasing
  • looking at the factors we take into consideration when judging others

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