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527 resources with the concept public speaking

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How to Recite a Poem like an Expert

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Don't just read a poem, recite a poem! Add speaking skills to a poetry unit with an activity that promotes successful poem recitation. Scholars choose a poem then recite it with the help of several tips and videos. 
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Speeches

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A handout on speeches, part of a series on specific writing assignments, helps individuals develop their speech-writing skills. The resource starts with a discussion on audience and purpose and ends with tips to engage the audience.
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Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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 lesson that prompts learners to write and present persuasive...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "I Have A Dream" is hailed as one of the most eloquent and moving speeches of the 20th century. But what makes his words hit his listeners' ears in just the right ways? Young orators study Dr. King's...
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Speaking Across the Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
With the focus on 21st century skills it is even more important that all teachers incorporate listening and speaking activities into their curriculum. Here's a packet of practical ideas appropriate for any classroom.
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Anansi Goes to Lunch - Kindergarten

For Teachers K Standards
Greed is the theme of the West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch and this multidisciplinary collection of lessons. First, scholars listen to a read aloud and participate in a grand conversation about the book's key details and...
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Individuality vs. Conformity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spark an animated debate in your class! Young adults consider some of the fads or trends that are prevalent at their school, as well as their own level of participation in them. Just how much of a role does popular culture play in their...
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Graduation Speech

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your pupils to send one another off with words of wisdom that they have learned over the past year. For the speech, individuals focus on a life lesson and reflect on the universal truth inherent in the lesson.
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Paradise Lost: Problem Situation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Let your class voice their opinions with a group debate activity. Before reading John Milton's Paradise Lost, they work in small groups in assigned roles to form a position about authority and rebellion, comparing a teenager's punishment...
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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prepare your pupils for making excellent presentations. Class members discuss elements of a successful presentation, work in groups to come up with their own scripts for the featured video, compare their work to the original voice-over,...
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A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Intended as a follow up to the Protecting Your Drinking Water activity, young environmentalists use their assessment of the a hypothetical town's water supply to debate the installation of underground chemical storage tanks. With the...
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Tellagami

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
Bring the world of video messaging into your classroom with this creative communication application. Offering the ability to create animations with customized characters, backgrounds, and recorded messages, this resource is guaranteed to...
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So You Think You Can Argue

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
What defines an argument, and how can someone properly formulate a counterargument? This resource provides two options—an interactive PowerPoint presentation or worksheet—that will support your learners as they begin to explore how to...
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Latin Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Invite your Latin language learners to become experts on a specific aspect of Greek or Roman culture. After choosing and proposing a narrowed-down topic, individuals research their topic and make a product to show the class...
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Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
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Debate Notes Worksheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether your young orators are preparing for an in-class debate, or you are presenting a video of a debate to your class, this is an easy-to-use template that will help them organize the major arguments of each debate position, as well...
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4th Grade Animal Report

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Congratulations, your students have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with...
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Public Relations Administrator

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Allison Aldinger is a Public Relations Administrator. Her public speaking passions lead her to study political science and law. If your students have similar interests to Aldinger, this is a great video to show them during a career unit.
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Tuck Everlasting: Debate Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use Tuck Everlasting as a springboard for a debate on big ideas about immortality and the death penalty. Take a week for research and debate by following the steps outlined in this plan. Tapping into technology for help, small groups...
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Present Your Career

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What do you want to be when you grow up? That's a big question that could have a lot of different answers. Eleventh and twelfth graders use the Internet to explore various career options based on their personal strengths and interests....
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Digging Up Wyoming

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders give an oral report. For this state symbols lesson, 4th graders use the Internet to complete a scavenger hunt on the state symbols of Wyoming. Students choose one of the symbols and present it in an oral report.
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36 Public Policy Questions to Energize Your Government/History Classroom Debates

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Need topics that are sure to engage your debaters? This list of public policy questions includes such topics as school mascots, regulation of major league baseball, physician-assisted suicide, and violence in video games. A great...
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Moore vs. Livingston:Who Really Wrote 'The Night Before Christmas'

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research an author and gather information that seems to support that person as author of The Night Before Christmas. They work in groups to gather the most solid evidence and they write a persuasive essay presenting their argument.
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Lesson: The Significance of Symbols in Japan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A fabulous Samurai suit of armor is the inspiratoin for a creative reseach project and presentation. Kids research the symbols found on the Samurai armor, describing the symbols meaning or significance in Japanses culture.