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For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, my students viewed the CBS documented "I Have A Dream" speech. For many students, this was their first opportunity to see this revolutionary speech in its entirety. As the students watched, I asked them to note four to five things that they vividly remembered about the speech; i.e., important messages, how the speech was delivered, goals and dreams, etc. After having an in-class discussion on the students' observations, I had each student compose his/her own "I Have a Dream" speech focusing on any goals or aspirations that student "dreams" to attain. After viewing the video, many students were comfortable talking about issues outside of themselves. The speech was so effective because it raised a level of awareness the students may not have had previously. best, Tim

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