I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King Jr gave this speech on August 18th, 1963 at the height for civil rights movement in the United States. He gave the speech following the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a protest that saw 250,000 Americans gather together in the country’s capital to demand an end to segregation. King spoke in front of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. This location is significant because it was 100 years earlier that Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the United States. 

I Have a Dream Video

I Have a Dream Text 

IDS Log Sheets

As you work on your IDS projects, you will need to record what it is that you’ve been doing. You’ll use the attached IDS Log Sheet to track your work. 

Whenever you spend time on your IDS project, you need to record how long you spent and what you did. It doesn’t need to be super detailed, but its important to keep a record. Your record will be important because every 10 hours you’ll need to report on what you’ve been up to. This record will help you keep track and stay accountable. 


Chapter 6 and 7: Symbolic Characters and their Historical Equivalents


You will join a group of four and research one of the following topics. With you group, you need to prepare to teach the class about the topic that your group has been assigned. I have given you some questions to consider to help you with your research, but you are not limited to simply addressing these questions. Plan to teach the class for 5-7 minutes. You’re welcome to use Power Point to supplement your lesson. 


The Windmill

What does the Windmill Represent? What happened to the windmill? Who gets blamed? Why? How are the animals convinced of who the culprit is? Does this have a historical equivalent?

Foxwood and Pinchfield

Who do Pilkington and Fredrick represent? Napoleon shifts his allegiances form one farm to another: what does that represent from Russian history? Research the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and Operation Barbarossa.


Who does Boxer represent? Why do all of the animals respect him so much? Who is Alexey Stakhanov? Why is Boxer portrayed as being so powerful?


What similarities do Stalin and Napoleon share? What are the historical equivalents for Napoleon’s treatment of Snowball, his rewriting of history, and confession and execution of the animals on the farm?