Scenario: It is 1969 and your students have the opportunity to get a permanent job writing for the New York Times. By completing the digital task cards they can gain insight into the life of MLK, the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Movement while looking closely at the famous I Have a Dream Speech.
Students can work independently or collaboratively to solve 8 locks by clicking on each card and completing the task. They can enter the lock combination for each task on the embedded Google form. Each card is illustrated with an image from the actual 1953 March on Washington.
Throughout the activity they will review:
- Literary Terms
- Understanding a Primary Source Document
- Tier 2 Vocabulary
- Figurative Language
- Emotional Language
- Chronological Order
- Making Inferences
- The Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is a public domain copy of the speech embedded in the site for students to access and refer. This activity will work best as a review after they have read the speech.
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***Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need physical locks? No. This is all digital.
How long will this take? Plan for about 45 minutes on average and adjust for grade level and ability.
What browser do I need? Your students will need access to Google and a Google account.
How do students access the activities? They will click on the cards and then make their own copy of each slide. They will get their combination for each lock from the slide and enter it into the form next to the cards.
What devices do I need? It will work with desktops, laptops, tablets and most phones.
Can I embed this in Google Classroom? No. However, you can out from it. It will not show results in Google Classroom.
How can I grade the activity? You will not be able to see responses on the form. If your students are working remotely and you want to give a completion grade, an idea would be to have them send you a screenshot of the ‘Congratulations Message’ at the end. I have also included an optional printable answer sheet as well.
- Images are from Pixabay, CCO public domain and edited via PicMonkey
- The preview video was created via Screencast-o-matic . Images are in the public domain.
- Quotes and excerpts from the speech are in the public domain.
- Thumbnails were ceated via PicMonkey and images are in the public domain. CCO for commercial use, with no attribution.
- Preview music is from bensound.com