“I Have a Dream” Collage

Print Dr. King's silhouette and have children visually describe the civil rights movement after reading his speech aloud.


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Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2. 

Click the “template” button to download our free printable of Dr. King’s silhouette. Cut out this shape.

Step 3.

Glue the silhouette onto a piece of Art Canvas Paper.

Step 4.

While reading the “I have a dream” speech aloud, encourage children visually describe Dr. King’s dream and the civil rights moment. Have them fill in the empty spaces around the silhouette with words and mini images that support the movement.

Step 5.

Paint and decorate as desired.  

Further Discussion:

Discuss how to represent stories about civil rights through art. Encourage students to write words and paint pictures that help depict Dr. King’s dream. Show examples of African American artists who told stories about segregation in their artwork. Faith Ringold, Jacob Lawrence and Romeare Beardan are three such examples.

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