The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King: Group Projects
Choice 1: Create Your Own ASL Version of the Speech
- Divide students and give each a section of the “I Have a Dream” speech to sign.
- Students create a poster with their version of the speech. This will be used in the video, but can also be used as a "prompter" while they are signing their section of the video.
- Students video themselves or each other signing their section of the speech, with the written or printed portion shown before they begin signing.
- Teacher or student string videos together.
- Posters can be hung in order on bulletin board or wall.
Below is a partial storyboard:If you complete this project, we would love to highlight your students’ accomplishment! Send us your video to be posted here and on our YouTube channel!
Choice 2: Collaborative Poster
- Show students completed poster.
- Hand out coloring sheets for the collaborative poster. (Note: for ease of combining the poster later, trim tiles according to instructions before handing out to students.)
- Refer to the numbered grid and have students write the number of their piece (in pencil) on the back of their coloring page.
- On the numbered grid, you may want to record the student's name in each tile.
- Discuss colors they would like to use for background and other elements.
- Have students look back at their “I Have a Dream Too” worksheet and/or the book they read and decide on a word or phrase they would like to write on their coloring sheet. (Teacher might want to make a list so students do not repeat what another student has chosen.)
- Hand out colors or colored pencils and have students color their tiles.
- Hand out markers and have students write their word or phrase on their tile. Encourage students to write in pencil first and trace over with marker.
- Have a group of students (or the teacher) tape the back of the poster together.
- Hang in a prominent area.
Coloring Pages (Zip file) Click to download a compressed file of 16 coloring pages.
Numbered Grid Click to download a numbered grid.
Student work is from Samantha Hudson's 7th and 8th graders at Young Junior High in Arlington, TX (Arlington RDSPD).