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Rich Heritage of Public Speaking

Objectives

  • To understand in brief the history of public speaking including the foundation of rhetoric.
  • Top Ten Greatest Speeches – Time Magazine, 2016

Deliverables

Instructions

STEP 1

  • Use YouTube to look up and watch four of these speeches:
    • Plato’s Apology, 4th century B.C.
    • Patrick Henry’s 1775 Liberty or Death Speech
    • Fredrick Douglas Hypocrisy of American Slavery, 1852
    • Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address, 1863
    • Susan B. Anthony Women’s Rights to the Suffrage, 1873
    • Winston ChurchillBlood, Toil, Tears and Sweat, 1940
    • John F. KennedyInaugural Address, 1961
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream, 1963
    • Lyndon B. JohnsonThe American Promise, 1965
    • Ronald ReaganRemarks at the Brandenburg Gate, 1987

STEP 2

  • Choose four speeches from the list.
  • Write a summary paragraph for each of the four videos you chose. These need to be your own summaries. Do not copy – That’s plagiarism.
  • After each summary, ask the speaker two questions about the speech, as if the famous figure were present to answer your questions.

STEP 3

Save and submit your APA formatted Word document.

When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place, and submit a copy to your instructor using the dropbox.

Grading Rubric

7 points each – 4 paragraphs with two questions each.

6 points – APA format

6 points – Edit work for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.

40 points possible

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