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Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

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Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

National Council of Teachers of English


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Jenn Billings

January 22, 2018

I'd love to see a model analytical essay response. Melissa, do you have one you could share?


Kathy Gyllenband

October 18, 2016

Desperately looking for meaningful resources to teach my Sr. Speech Class


Liesl Werner Thomas

February 24, 2015

This lesson has great resources and ideas. It was frustrating that the list of speeches had duplicates (JFK Inaugural, FDR on Pearl Harbor) and some of the speeches are not available online (Twain "The American Press," Mead "The Planetary...," and La Farge "The Modern Museum").



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