"I Have a Dream"

"I Have a Dream"

Author: Tami Howard

Students will evaluate the persuasive techniques used in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech.  Then the students will compare the persuasive techniques in this speech to the excerpt from the Rosa Parks Biography.

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"I have a Dream"

Listen to the video from 10 minutes to the end. Follow along in your literature book. Then watch the video to observe King's mannerisms and listen to his tone.

Use of Persuasion in the speech

List the persuasive techniquse used in the speech.  (using your class notes)  Cite the text that shows the use of that persuasive tecnique.  Explain how it is used.

Write two paragraphs comparing this speeches persuasive techniques to the Rosa Parks story in your literature book.  Explain how they are both persuasive.  Compare the specific persuasive elements.