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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...
Voting Rights Speech Before Congress
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is your class studying civil rights? Consider taking a look at President Lyndon B. Johnson's voting rights speech. This resource includes an abridged version and three related questions. Pupils consider Johnson's use of language and the...
End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech
6th CCSS: Designed
In order to assess their mastery of the concepts taught in a 12-lesson unit study of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy, individuals read excerpts from President Barack Obama's 2009 Back-to-School Speech and use the strategies they...
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What kind of rhetorical devices did Patrick Henry use in his famous speech that convinced the colony of Virginia to organize a militia and fight in the American Revolution? Pupils analyze the speech text and then discuss what it takes to...
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.
A Speech Outlining the Marshall Plan
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
George Marshall's 1947 speech delivered at Harvard outlining his plan for the economic reconstruction of Europe is the focus of this comprehension exercise. After reading the speech, kids answer a series of text-based questions using...
Public Speaking and Persuasion - Improve Your School!
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...
Making the Case for Equality: A Comparison
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Martin Luther King Jr's " I Have a Dream" speech and Atticus Finch's closing argument during the trial of Tom Robinson both address the societal need to overcome racism. After examining the rhetorical devices and figurative language used...
Parts of Speech Adverbs: Building Blocks of Grammar
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the difference between an adjective and an adverb? Encourages scholars to explore the answer to this question while building a foundation of the English language. The lesson comes complete with an attention grabber, notes, and a...
Churchill's Speech: We Shall Fight on the Beaches
8th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Winston Churchill speech delivered to the House of Commons on June 4, 1940, is the focus of a comprehension exercise that asks readers to explain how the repetition in the speech supports the main purpose of Churchill's address.