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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature

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Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the rhetorical influences on King’s speech, the oratorical devices that King used in delivering his speech and how a speech is similar to/different from other literary forms. Continue reading

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State of the Union: Comparing Obama’s ‘Four Big Questions’ to FDR’s ‘Four Freedoms’ speech

Lesson Plan

Analyze the “Four Big Questions” in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address and reflect on what they say about the present when compared to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” State of the Union Address. Continue reading

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Highlights from State of the Union Address — Lesson Plan

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Students will discuss the elements of a successful political speech and watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Continue reading

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PBS’ Time for School: #WhyIGo2School Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Do all children deserve the right to an education? What would the world look like if every child had a chance to go to school? Using the art of the personal essay and Instagram, explore what school means to your students. Continue reading

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How has technology changed the way candidates run for president? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subject(s) Social studies, U.S. Government, Civics Estimated Time: Two to three 45-minute class periods Grade Level 7-12 Objective Students will: Examine the role of the…read more

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