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Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A speaker, a message, an audience. After analyzing these elements in Queen Elizabeth's speech to the troops at Tilbury, groups analyze how other speakers use an awareness of events, and their audience to craft their arguments....
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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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Examining the Form and Function of Campaign Speeches

For Teachers 11th - 12th
An examination of stump speeches, one of the most important components of a presidential campaign, is made possible by accessing The New York Times Learning Network. After closely examining the form and function of stump speeches,...
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Regulating Freedom of Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the nature and limits of the Constitutional right to freedom of speech. They read and analyze the First Amendment, discuss various case studies, and research and record their own opinion on discussion questions.
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Techniques for Speech Delivery

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils write and deliver a short persuasive speech using the POAM method. They also incorporate one of the three persuasive appeals into a written speech. Students apply what they have learned about persuasion and speech presentation to...
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Public Speaking and Persuasion - Improve Your School!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Present vital information and persuade your audience. The class views and discusses two video segments regarding a Chinese school government election. They prepare and deliver persuasive speeches that require them to describe how they...
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Preparing for the Informative Speech

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students read an outline on how to prepare an informative speech. In this informative speech lesson plan, students read an outline and then prepare a speech.
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Critiquing A Speech Contestant

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What makes a speech effective? Middle schoolers critique a speech for content and presentation. They view a video of a middle school student presenting an informational speech, They outline the content of the speech and critique the...
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Regulating Freedom of Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe firsthand how today's Court exercises this responsibility at a time when technology has extended the freedom to speak in ways our nation's founders could not have imagined. They trace the judicial review process within...
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Zoom-In: Speaking with Purpose

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech provides the impetus for a persuasive speech lesson. Class members listen to this famous speech while looking at photos of King taken while he delivered the speech. After discussing the...
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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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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication

For Teachers 6th Standards
Connect Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream," to The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Taylor refers to the speech in his dedication, which creates a natural segue into talking about the speech and how it relates to the novel....
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Organizing Effective Speeches

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders deliver an informational speech. In this public speaking lesson, 7th graders prepare, write, and deliver an effective speech using visual aids. Lesson includes ready-to-print attachments. Differentiated support and...
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How to Teach Students to Present an Oral Report : Speeches, Language Arts

For Teachers 6th
Introduce your sixth graders to oral presentations. This instructional activity has the teacher lead the class through brainstorming, writing, and delivering an effective speech. It's very basic, so consider adding to the plan as needed. 
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Evaluating Rhetoric

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students apply a twelve question evaluation rubric to the persuasive speeches of their classmates. They discuss the questions on the rubric as a whole class before listening to the science speeches that were created during earlier...
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Let Me Convince You

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the elements of a persuasive speech and brainstorm topics related to school that they think should be changed. They compose and deliver a three to five minute persuasive speech to their classmates using the key...
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Harold Washington's Acceptance Speech - April 12th, 1983

For Students 9th - 12th
Harold Washington forged a coalition of voters and won the Chicago mayoral election of 1983. In doing so he became the first black mayor of that racially and ethnically divided city. Excerpts from his speech are included in a worksheet...
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Great Speakers of the 20th Century

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Analyze visual texts and describe, in writing, what makes them persuasive. Middle schoolers identify the use of persuasive appeals in formal speech writing, and analyze famous speeches from the 20th century. Use these speeches to focus...
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Regulating Freedom of Speech

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the judicial review process.  In this American Government lesson, 11th graders examine the nature and limits of the Constitutional right to freedom of speech.  Students explore the nature and purpose of dissent...
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Words Change the World

For Teachers 11th Standards
Have your class examine the use of rhetorical devices, communication, and speech after reading Words Change the World. They analyze speeches, compose a paper, and use rhetorical devices in their own speech. This is an extensive lesson...
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Let Me Tell You a Story

For Teachers 9th - 11th
After reviewing public speaking strategies and observing models of good public speaking, class members research and develop a topic for a three to five-minute speech, and then deliver the speech using proper public speaking techniques....
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 1

For Teachers 6th Standards
Make a study of the First Amendment and its relationship to freedom. Pupils rewrite the amendment and discuss the central idea before focusing on a specific phrase. After discussing, class members write a journal entry about the included...
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Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use text and photos to visualize the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech. They analyze Dr. King's speech for examples of imagery and allusion and create original poetry and illustrations...
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Write Your Own "I Have a Dream" Speech

For Teachers K - 12th
Students listen to King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. They use a fill-in-the-blanks worksheet to express their dreams for the world in a format similar to King's speech.

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