Have students select a topic/issue of their choice, research the issue, write a persuasive speech (3—5 minutes), practice with a partner, and then deliver that speech to the class. Students could also be required to include a visual image that would best reinforce their viewpoint or enhance their presentation.
Excerpts for “I Have a Dream” Speech (2.0)
Oral Presentation Materials: Handouts of excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech (one copy per participant) [Locate copy of this speech on the internet or a print source; copyright laws prevent including the speech on the CD]
Transparencies of speech site/presentation (2 transparencies) [Use Google Images to locate photos for use; copyright laws prevent including these photos on the CD]
DVD or VHS tape with clip of “I Have a Dream” speech