In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Free Lesson on Rights and Civil Rights
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 18, 2021 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by honoring his contributions to civil rights in America with a day of service. To help your class understand and discuss the history behind and importance of this holiday, we are sharing a lesson titled “Rights and Civil Rights from New Readers Press core reading and writing series Journey to Success, Level 3 

The second reading in this lesson is about the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. King famously gave his I Have a Dream speech. The final activity in the lesson prompts discussion about this quote from the speech: 

“I have a dream that my four 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.”    

Click the image to download the lesson.

We hope you find value in this lesson today. Visit the New Readers Press website to learn more about the Journey to Success series and to find the free Level 3 Teacher’s Guide with tips for teaching this lesson. 

To aid in discussion, you can listen to the “I Have a Dream” speech in its entirety here. 



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