Fourth Graders Deliver Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech at the Lincoln Memorial

In preparation for Norwood's annual all-school chapel in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fourth graders studied his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech and traveled to the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his famous words that marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement.
As fourth graders learned about the life of the civil rights activist and nonviolent protestor, they discussed the meaning of the words in his masterpiece speech. Each of the 52 students was assigned a portion of the speech to memorize and recite at the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King himself delivered the speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. The fourth graders did a fantastic job delivering his words with confidence, conviction, and emotion.

They also visited the MLK Memorial where each homeroom sat in front of one of the quotations on the Inscription Wall to reflect on and discuss the meaning of the words today. The fourth graders shared many insightful opinions and thoughts about Dr. King's words and his primary messages of justice, democracy, hope, and love. Students also stood before the magnificent 30-foot-high Stone of Hope and drew in their sketchbooks. Overall, it was a wonderful day of reflection and learning about this great leader.

Click here for photos of the fourth graders at the Lincoln Memorial and MLK Memorial.
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.