Speech and Presentations Teacher Resources
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TIME For Kids: Persuasive Speeches
Does the school day start too early? Useful as a reading comprehension lesson or as a model for persuasive writing, this activity is sure to get your middle schoolers' attention. The first page includes the text from a student speech...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Basic English Grammar: Using the Simple Present
Discuss the use of the present tense in a lower grade or ELD classroom. This resource focuses on the use of the present tense in simple sentences. With the simplicity of the examples, it could be used with young children or beginning ELLs.
2nd - 12th English Language Arts
Marshall Plan: Convince the American People
This is an excellent resource for US history classes, especially AP history. After learning some background on the Marshall Plan, the class, divided into two groups, researches opposing positions on this aid program. Groups read and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Classical Appeals and War Speeches
Advance the comprehension of the classical appeals of rhetoric through the speeches of Winston Churchill and FDR. Learners read, annotate, analyze the speeches by the men, and use a graphic organizer to track the use of ethos, pathos,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Remembrance of Things Past
Engage critical and social thinking by exploring the value of language and word choice. The class considers the article "The Silence of the Historic Present" and analyzes several presidential speeches. They engage in class discussion,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson, Excerpt from “The Great Society”
Young historians examine Lyndon Johnson's vision for a rich, powerful, and upward society as detailed in this excerpt from his famous "Great Society" speech presented at the University of Michigan in 1964.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Exploring the Hypocrisy of American Slavery with Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
Young historians analyze the words of Frederick Douglass as he considered the contradictions of the United States as a slave-owning nation that celebrated equality and freedom on the Fourth of July.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Words In The News
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Trip Around the World
How do the rights of citizens in other countries, such as India, Germany, Brazil, and Iran, compare to those of Americans? Take a closer look at the provisions of various foreign constitutions, and compare and contrast the protections...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Characterization and Nonfiction: Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?"
What does a speech reveal about the speaker? Pupils explore this question and more as they conduct a close reading of Sojourner Truth's speech. Class members activate a series of skills related to the Common Core as they analyze the...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
World War I Research Project
Here is a fantastic World War I research project that includes clear guidelines for topic choice, guiding questions, and suggested presentation products. Research subjects range from battles of the war, trench warfare, and weaponry, to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Given the rhetoric on both sides of the issue of captive killer whale populations the question arises, "Is it possible to have a rational discussion of this controversial topic?" Class members...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed