When May Speech Be Limited?
Students see that freedom of speech is not absolute and that society and the legal system recognize limits on the freedom of speech. They explore issues in which freedom of speech conflicts with other values.
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Parts of Speech Review
Practice all of the parts of speech with a pair of review exercises. The first exercise focuses on identification and asks pupils to note down the part of speech of all the underlined words. The second exercise is similar to a Mad Lib™...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Speeches: Argument and Methods
After analyzing speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, class members craft their own argumentative essay in which they make a case for the speaker they think makes...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Student Speech: Is it Protected in Print and on the Internet?
Can students be allowed to say what they want in print or on the Internet, free from interference by the school? With the advent of Facebook and other social networking sites where all expressions are chronicled and monitored, where to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Elie Wiesel's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Elie Wiesel's 1986 Novel Peace Prize acceptance speech is the focus of a lesson that asks class members to read and annotate the speech, discuss the main ideas, and to determine what they believe is Wiesel's main purpose.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Use Inspiration software to develop a persuasive essay. After prewriting and completing preliminary research, young learners use the Outline View and Presentation Manager tools to organize work. The steps given are applicable to any...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed