Martin Luther King Jr. – Inspiring “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

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Are you looking for an engaging and inspirational activity to study Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy or Black History Month?

These reading comprehension and journal activities focus on Dr. King’s “Street Sweeper” speech, “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

This resource is perfect for:
✅ Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day)
✅ Black History Month
✅ 8th grade graduation
✅ Back-to-school

This inspirational speech was delivered at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, six months before Dr. King was assassinated. In it, Dr. King calls students to think about what they want from their lives, and how they can be their very best selves.

What teachers like you are saying about Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech activity:

Nancy C.
Nancy C.
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“I have never analyzed MLK Speech but this gave me the opportunity to close read the whole speech with my students. They loved it!”
Anne S.
Anne S.
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“Perfect addition to our memoir unit. My students were thrilled to "discover" another speech by Dr. King, especially one that was just for kids.”
Whitne L.
Whitne L.
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“My reading students LOVED this speech - they could totally relate to what he was saying. I like the poster creation & applying to themselves personally!”


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