I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream
I Have a Dream
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I Have a Dream
I Have a Dream

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Slide 2 - Video

Poems inspired by Dr M. L King and his dream
A Dream Can Come True

Martin Luther King had a dream 
For people everywhere.
He wanted them to get along
And show how much they care
By helping one another
And by always being fair.
So remember Martin Luther King
And help his dream come true
By always treating others
As you'd want them to treat you.

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Martin Luther King Day
The dream
of Martin Luther King
will happen
in some far-off Spring

when winter ice
and snow are gone.
One day, the dreamer
in gray dawn

will waken
to a blinding night
where hawk and dove
in silent flight

Poems inspired by Dr M. L King and his dream

brush wings together
on a street
still thundering
with ghostly feet

And soul will dance
and soul will sing
and march with
Martin Luther King.

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Slide 5 - Video

M. L. King, Jr's biography
  1. When and where was M.L. King born?
  2. What did M. L. King study?
  3. What event sparked a big protest initiated by M. L. King? Where did it take place? What was the protest like? How long did it take? 
  4. How many times was M.L. King  jailed? What were the other forms of abuse which he and his family suffered? 
  5. Why are the following years significant in M.L. King life: 1963, 1964?
  6. What proclamation did R. Reagan sign in 1983? Why?

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Background information, pp. 29 - 30: vocabulary


  1. Name several examples of racial segregation  existing in the USA before the Civil Rights Movements.
  2. Who and what inspired M. L. King in his protest?
  3. Why was  a participation of the USA  in WW II an important event for civil rights in the USA? Name concrete examples. 
  4. Why was M. L. King awarded The Nobel Price for peace in 1964?

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Slide 8 - Video

I Have  a Dream 
  1. Read the speech and answer the questions on page 33, part II (questions 3 - 6)
  2. Read the speech again and think about the answers corresponding with questions in part IV (questions 9 and 10).

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

I Have a Dream: advanced analysis

Explain the meaning (contextual meaning) of the following phrases: 
  • withering injustice (13); 
  • still languishing in the corners (20)
  • great trials and tribulations (35); 
  • wallow in the valley of despair (46); 
  • sweltering with the heat of injustice 56); 
  • vicious racist (65); 
  • prodigious hilltops (90).

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

I Have a Dream: advanced analysis
Find the examples of the following textual features and explain how they help shape the meaning of the speech delivered by Dr King. (You need to be aware if the meaning of King's speech.)
Power of three
Inclusive language
Rhetorical appeals (pathos, ethos, logos)

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Allusion to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a speech that U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered during the American Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is one of the best-known speeches in American history (wiki). 

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Slide 13 - Link

Slide 14 - Video

What is your dream? 

Finish the sentence below; write max 50 words, use at least four examples of textual features. 
I have a dream ...... .

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

I have a dream .... . Upload a picture of your answer (max 50 words, add at least four examples of textual features).

Slide 16 - Open vraag

IB Learner portfolio 
  • What is your conceptual understanding of M. L. King's speech I Have a Dream?
  • What global issues are conveyed in the speech? How do the textual features used by the speaker help convey this gloabal issue? 

Slide 17 - Tekstslide