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Lesson 10: Soapbox Day or Days

Provided here is a suggested structure for student presentations of their speeches.

Skills
Listening
Practicing Empathy
Public Speaking
Topics
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Student Work Example
Taking Action
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).

D4.6.9-12.

Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.

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