We found 54 resources with the concept giving speeches
Benjamin Franklin: Master Diplomat for One Last Time
9th - 12th
At 81, Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, where he exercised significant influence in shaping key elements of how the United States operates. The class examines his role, using “The Scene at...
Author’s Purpose in Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” Speech
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
President Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech, delivered on June 12, 1987 before the Berlin Wall, provides class members with an opportunity to examine three key aspects of informational text: author bias, the use of facts and...
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
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...
John F. Kennedy: Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin
9th - 12th
“Ich bin ein Berliner.” Here’s the full text of John F. Kennedy’s famous address delivered to the people of Berlin on June 26, 1963. The resource could be used as part of a study of Kennedy’s presidency, of rhetorical devices, or as...
Mastery Activity: Presidential Address
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Learners transport themselves to 1945 and assume the role of the president. How would you end the war with Japan? Would you choose to use the atomic bomb? First, each individual writes a speech they would give to garner the support of...
Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.