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Rhetorical Devices in Political Speeches
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Have you ever watched a political speech and felt your heart beat a little faster, and your opinion either solidify or begin to slightly change? Rhetorical devices can be a strong tool in an effective and powerful speech. A short lesson...
Find the Meaning: JFK's Inaugural Speech
9th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Analyze a seminal speech from the 20th century with an activity focused on President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. After reading an excerpt from the address, pupils use a worksheet to practice their reading comprehension skills...
Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25
7 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Freedom of speech isn't always free—or legal! The 25th lesson of a 50-part series covering the US government and politics has scholars investigate the First Amendment's rights of verbal expression. A short video creates open discussion...
Inspiration Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Assist your class with persuasive writing and public speaking. Learners develop writing and speaking skills through organization and the educational software program, Inspiration. Class members use the software to organize their work and...
Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
It's one thing to prevent yourself from becoming a bully, but how do you convince others to follow suit? Take the first step in creating a better world with a public speaking instructional activity that prompts learners to write and...