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May 01, 2014

Realizing the Dream Today

Grade Level:




Students will analyze a political cartoon depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the title of his famous speech, “I Have a Dream”. Discussion of the meaning of the cartoon leads into a more general conversation about rights and equality.


Time needed:

30-60 minutes


Materials required:

Realizing the Dream Lesson Plan


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices