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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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The Science of Stage Fright (And How to Overcome It)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why can speaking in public be so horrifying and have such strong effects on our bodies? Discover the science of stage fright! Your young learners will learn about the connection between stage fright and our natural fight or flight...
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Speak Up

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Bring back some of your favorite kids for this lesson. Emerging speakers observe older learners making effective and ineffective oral presentations. They discuss each presentation and then prepare a speech of their own to deliver to the...
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
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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. 
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Advertising Books

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
What's your favorite book? Learners select books they want to recommend to their friends and fill out book recommendation cards. Unfortunately, the link to the cards is not functioning, but you could create one of these yourself. The...
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Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
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Language: Has the Cat Got Your Tongue?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Use funny tongue twisters to entice your young learners! They'll love this game where they   face off against members of the other team and recite tongue twisters. Who will win this enunciation and pronunciation competition! 
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Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and...
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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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4th Grade Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
It's an age-old question: when should the school day start? Fourth graders will write a one-page persuasive paper addressing the topic. They use a writing web to organize their thoughts in a logical sequence before writing a cohesive...
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The Art of Persuasion-Analysis of Argument

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Analyze advertising techniques in order to pinpoint persuasive strategies that writers use. These same techniques are then examined in persuasive speeches. You will have to find your own advertisements, but speeches are included. Finish...
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Convince Me!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers use the Internet to learn the art of persuasive speaking in order to present a speech in a convincing manner. Students analyze the characteristics of a good speech, and then practice giving one.
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Students Help Teachers Learn Technology

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Your class can discover the use of technology in education. They create presentations of PDA's and GPS devices to educate their teachers on the latest technological advances. They then demonstrate the devices for teachers and parents.
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why do we have CliffsNotes? SparkNotes? Middle and high schoolers examine arguments for and against the recent influx of book notes, or study guides. They stage a debate in which they represent Advocates For or Critics Against the use of...
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Actions Speak Louder than Words

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss how volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation help deliver an effective oral presentation. They listen to a speech by Nolan Ryan, identifying why he is a good speaker, then practice reading their own short...
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Does My Vote Count? Teaching the Electoral College

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend the purpose, function, origin, and historical development of the electoral college. They evaluate issues of fairness and representation in the electoral process, both individually and through group discussion....
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What responsibility do we have to protect the privacy and safety of others when posting information about them online? This is an essential lesson for every learner today experiencing their social and professional worlds in an online...
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Persuade Me

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Practice persuasive writing and speeches with this instructional activity. Middle schoolers brainstorm the components of presentations by watching videos of sample speeches (if available), and ways the people delivering the speeches...
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Using Drama to Address Social Justice Issues in School and the Community

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Artists, musicians, and dramatists have long been the leaders in the quest for social justice. To gain an understanding of the power of the arts to address social issues, class members listen to a reading of Drew Daywalt's The Day the...
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If Men Were Angels: Teaching the Constitution With the Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Much like the methods of group work, the writers of the Federalist Papers worked together to advocate for their viewpoints against the anti-federalists. The resource enables learners to break into small groups and conduct research before...
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World Energy Summit

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Scholars study how humans consume energy and how we impact our environment. After completing a worksheet about the types of energy humans use, groups research one type of energy and present the pro or con side for the use of that energy....
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Your class can write a PSA about the Declaration of Independence! They write public service announcements and present them to the class. They also engage in reading and discussion activities to further understand a challenging—yet...
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Dreams for the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" is the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to reflect on the famous work then compose a piece of their own. A whole-class discussion delves deep into the speech, taking a...

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