Time: Approximately 30 minutes in class, approximately
1 hour outside of class.
Materials: A computer monitor with web-access
attached to a video-data projector, handouts of both the assessment
materials and the transcripts of the speech.
Implementation: This RWLO begins in the classroom with a
discussion about effective and memorable public speeches. At the end of this discussion
students will observe broadcast footage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I
Have a Dream” speech (12 minutes).
A discussion following the speech will identify important aspects
that lead to the success of a public speech. Students will be given handouts that describe the
required speech outline as well as transcripts of the speech.
elements of an effective speech and an effective speech outline.
Observe a dynamic
Reflect on the
components that made the delivery of this speech a landmark event.
transcript of the speech, including the conditions in which it was written.
Develop an outline
for the speech to include the thesis, introduction, body, transitions, conclusion,
and bibliographical citations.