SMU Commencement 2012

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While being educated is undoubtedly a privilege, it also comes with great responsibility. Listen as former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice impresses upon her audience the responsibilities that members in a community of educated people have. "Bear in mind your responsibility to find your passion and to act on it, to use your reason to cultivate humility, and most of all to remain optimistic as you serve others." Tip: To begin the video at the start of Rice's commencement address and skip the introduction, fast forward to 3:51.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Conveys valuable, inspirational message of the responsibilities that come with having an education
  • Speaker incorporates some major turning points and events in US history
  • Design your own assessment questions and additional resources by flipping the lesson
Cons

  • Lengthy video
  • Younger learners may find it difficult to connect with the content of the address