Martin Luther King Day


Martin Luther King Day in 2017 is on Monday, the 16th of January.
In the United States, Martin Luther King Day is always observed 
on the third Monday of January.

What do you know about this man?
and about The Civil Rights Movement in the USA?

Read: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Take the Quiz at the end):

Learn about his life in videos: 1, 2

Celebrating MLK's Legacy

I have a dream*


“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation 
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, 1963
What does this quote mean to you?
Choose one of his Quotes and explain what it means to you
Here's  a short excerpt from this, his most famous speech.  
Watch the beginning
I have a dream - Rap

What is your dream for the future?
Watch his speeches

Your turn to think and talk*
How do you think segregation affected people of color?
Why do you think the people involved in the Civil Rights Movement had to work so long for equality?
Do you agree that non-violent resistance is the best way to challenge injustice?
Do you see racial discrimination still happening in the U.S.? In your lives? In your home countries?In what ways?
How can we keep Dr. King’s dream alive?


*Thanks to Sarah Nelson, ESL instructor, for sharing this lesson 
and to Mn Literacy for publishing it

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