Here are 10 Martin Luther King Jr. Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
Why do you think it's important for people to have equal rights regardless of
race, color, or belief? Why is it difficult for certain people to believe in
At one time, Dr. King was able to rally 200,000 people to peacefully march for
civil rights. What are some causes today that could peacefully get so many
people to come together? Where might such a rally occur and why?
Imagine that you were in a place where people didn't treat you well because of
how you looked or what you believed. How might you feel and why would you feel
Dr. King had a dream for a better world. How do you imagine the world will
become better during your lifetime and why?
What does it mean to "do the right thing?" Why do you think some
people choose to do the easy thing as opposed to the right thing?
One message that Dr. King preached was peace, even when people are being mean
to you. How hard would it be to keep your cool when other people are calling
you names? Why do you think Dr. King felt that being peaceful was a better
response than fighting back?
Describe a conversation between Dr. King and yourself. What questions would you
ask him and what would you learn?
Why do you think segregation is wrong? How would you try to convince someone in
support of segregation that it was not fair? Would you be successful? Why or
Describe what the scene may have looked like in Washington, D.C., when tens of
thousands of people gathered for Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech."
Make sure to include how people reacted to the words he spoke.
What would you use your powers of speech for if you were as strong an orator as
Dr. King? What subjects would you speak about and how would you use your
speaking powers for a good cause?
Written by Bryan Cohen
Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 19,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.