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Lesson 1: Delivering a Great Speech (Sample)

Public speaking is a crucial civic skill—whether running a meeting or persuading people to join a cause. This lesson helps students learn how to communicate so people will listen.

Skills
Public Speaking
Topics
Lobbying
Learning Tools
Rubric
Video
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D4.3.9-12.

Present adaptations of arguments and explanations that feature evocative ideas and perspectives on issues and topics to reach a range of audiences and venues outside the classroom using print and oral technologies (e.g., posters, essays, letters, debates, speeches, reports, and maps) and digital technologies (e.g., Internet, social media, and digital documentary).

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