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5.15 Reflective Journal

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  • In the introduction session, each of you created a spring semester reflective journal, an ongoing assignment in which you can develop your critical thinking and writing skills while engaging with core course content.   


    Write approximately one-half page, single-spaced, on one of the "I Have a Dream" speech connections below (or content related to MLK Jr.)  You can be reflective, or creative, or poetic -- your choice.

    1.  Martin Luther King Jr. is most popularly known for his "I Have a Dream" speech so relevant in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.   That was a half-century ago. When you look around, how well has that dream been achieved?

    2.  Look at our society today, and develop your thoughts on the unfulfilled dreams that another marginalized community, group, or population in our nation or our world might hold. Write your own "I Have a Dream" speech for this group. 

    3.  Shifting the meaning of "dream" ever so slightly, what is YOUR dream?  Write a detailed vision of your own dream because writing intention often helps us achieve it.  

    4.  Get poetic:  Compose an original poem that captures the essence of the struggle and the achievement of a dream - historical, personal, future....

    5. Other connections?