8th-Grade Delivers “I Have a Dream Speech” for MLK Day

Our 8th-grade class delivered Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” together to the middle school on Friday morning, as is our tradition. To help our fifth and sixth-grade students understand some of the nuances of the speech, we spent our D Day time this week doing a close reading of a passage from the speech where Dr. King sets up the metaphor of a “bad check” as a way to articulate how American promises were made and broken. 

Advisory groups chose a current event and analyzed what American promises are still being broken, and started to brainstorm what actions we could take to start making good on those promises. 


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