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American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States

American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States

10,000+ Speech Topics History Net: Where History Comes Alive - World & US History Online The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation Noah Zandan is the co-founder and CEO of Quantified Impressions, the leading global provider of personal, professional, and organizational communication analytics. Noah and his team analyze presentations to provide public speakers with feedback on how to become more effective. Here are his top five metrics that are essential to giving a great presentation that engages your audience and drives results: 1. 15 seconds—the amount of time you have to make a positive first impression on your audience. From the moment you step on stage, your audience will make an assessment of you and then look for evidence to confirm their first impressions. This subconscious phenomena is called thin slicing - and we all do it. 2. 5 minutes—the average audience attention span. Our attention spans have decreased from 12 to 5 minutes in the past ten years. The nemesis of audience engagement is boredom, so you must keep your presentation interesting. 3. 10%—Get to the point! Audiences are selfish.

Book Talks Students as Teachers Free Audio Books Sort by Titles Per Page 1 - 10 of 10068 Titles by Napoleon Hill Available on:Audio Download Inspired by an idea from Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon Hill devoted 25 years to what became his life's work and is now one of the most influential self development books of all time, Think and Grow Rich. by Martin Luther King, Jr. Available on:Online Audio | Online Video "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." by C.S. Available on:Audio Download | Podcast The entire Chronicles of Narnia read by Chrissi Hart for her Readings from Under the Grapevine podcast. by Dale Carnegie The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare’s plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history. by Washington Irving by Valmiki The Ramayan(a) is an ancient Sanskrit epic. by Wallace D.

World History Gifts of Speech - S Dr. Nafis Sadik -- Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund Patricia Schroeder -- Former Congresswoman/President and CEO Association of American Publishers Betty Shabazz -- American Civil Rights Activist/Widow of Malcolm X Donna Shalala -- Secretary of Health and Human Services Anna Howard Shaw -- Suffrage Orator and Social Reformer The Fundamental Principle of a Republic - Shaw delivered this speech during the 1915 New York State equal suffrage campaign at a fully packed City Opera House in Ogdenburg on the evening of June 21. Jenny Shipley -- Leader of the Opposition, New Zealand Vandana Shiva -- Director of Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, India Clare Short -- International Development Secretary, United Kingdom Mrs. Jeanne Hurley Simon -- Chairperson, US National Commission On Libraries And Information Science Dr. Eleanor Smeal -- President, Feminist Majority Marcia S. Margaret Chase Smith -- Unites States Senator Olympia Snowe -- United States Senator

Poetry 180 - Home Page Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure. Billy Collins Former Poet Laureate of the United States Learn more about Billy Collins More Poet Laureate projects

History Detective Report I randomly came up with this idea during the last week of school. One of my reading groups had finished their book and project before any of the other groups had finished. Instead of giving them a new book (there was only one week left), I quickly created this template and told them to pick an event in history and research it. I loved that everyone had such diverse topics. This list is something I quickly generated. Want to hear some GREAT news? Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh’s and Patrick Henry’s Language of Resistance ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview From Theory to Practice Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death!" back to top Stereotypically, depictions of Native American resistance to settlers focus only on battles or treaty-making. Further Reading This lesson is adapted from: Susag, Dorothea M. 1998. For more information on why it is important to explore Native American culture and literature with students, see the Introduction to Roots and Branches.

ereadingworksheets | Free Reading Worksheets Devising Real-World Activities for Adolescent History Students A MiddleWeb Blog Every year, at least half a dozen students ask me some variation of the following question: “Why do we need to take history? How am I going to use this in real life?” It is a question any good history teacher can answer, but often not to the satisfaction of the adolescent mind. There is little room in their worldview for the big picture. It’s a Small World Because of the developmental narcissism of my students, I try to make sure any real-world activities resonate with their immediate interests. My goal is to show them how they can utilize the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to analyze, plan and execute a plan of action in pursuit of a concrete goal. Petition, Assemble, Speak My real-world activity this year was centered on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. To create the petition, I first had students brainstorm their concerns about the school. Once we had settled on an issue, we wrote the petition as a class.

Social Location Maps and Identity Monologues Sara Krulwich/The New York TimesNajla Said performing “Palestine” at the Fourth Street Theater.Go to related article » Overview | What is identity and where does it come from? How can we convey our identities with others? In this lesson, students map their social locations, reflect on their identities and the dramatic purpose of monologue, and craft speeches that explore defining aspects of their lives. Materials | Student journals, large sheets of plain paper, handouts, projection equipment (optional). Warm-Up | Before class, prepare to introduce students to the concept of “social location.” Mapping a social location for a character or for oneself involves using a web-like diagram to represent the complex and potentially contradictory contexts in which individuals may find themselves. Create a map of your own social location to share with students. On a blank sheet of paper, put yourself in the middle and visually represent these roles and forces in relation to you. Who is speaking?