Persuasive speeches Martin Luther King/Barack Obama
This Powerpoint presentation details the life of Martin Luther King and focuses particularly on extracts from his I have a dream speech.
This resource will be particularly useful during Black History month when focusing on persuasive writing and speeches that had the power to change the world. The resource includes a brief biography, a timeline of major events in MLK's life as well as a transcript of Obama's Yes We Can speech.
The resource is intended to inspire pupils and make them think about how they can become better citizens by learning about Martin Luther King as a positive role model. Included is an extract from Barack Obama's Yes We Can speech so that pupils can see how King became a role model for future Presidents who utilised their powers of speech in a public arena. Echoes of Martin Luther King can be heard in Obama's words.
Suitable for all ages.
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Created: Oct 14, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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