Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying

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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 speeches about ending bullying.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a cross-curricular lesson between social studies and language arts, or health and language arts
  • Assign the provided infographics to small groups and have them analyze how effective their argument is
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for high schoolers but helpful for middle school classes as well
  • Linked video of Barack Obama's election night speech is unavailable, but it is readily available online; consider using additional examples to demonstrate effective speeches as well
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Addresses both the topic of bullying and the skill of persuasive speaking in one lesson
  • Encourages audience engagement during peer presentations
  • Suggestions for the final presentation day makes the event special
Cons
  • None