Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest orators of the 20th century.
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  • Meetings in Teams

    Posted by Danik Lafleur on 4/3/2020

    Every week, we will meet using Microsoft Teams, an app in Office 365.

    You will receive an invitation for each meeting.  Please confirm whether or not you can attend.

    During each meeting, I'll talk about the week's schedule and class assignments.  I will also deliver lessons.

    Each meeting will be recorded and made available to everyone in the class. 

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  • New Unit: Great Speeches

    Having completed our Maus II unit, we will look at and analyze great speeches in history and in fiction.

    The goal of this unit is study rhetoric, the art of persuading others through oration.

    Each week, you will be asked to read/view a speech on MondayFollowing a Teams class on Tuesday, during which we analyze the speech assigned the previous day, you will complete one activity related to the speech for the rest of the week.

    So far we've discussed Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech and Barack Obama's "Yes, we can" speech.

    Other speeches we will look at include:

    • Charlie Chaplin's "Look up, Hannah" speech in The Great Dictator
    • Brutus's speech and Antony's speech in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
    • Nikita Khruschev's "Secret Speech" delivered after Stalin's death
    • Winston Churchill's "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" during WWII
    • Hillary Clinton's "Women's Rights are Human Rights" at a UN session in Beijing
    • Malala Yousafzai's Worldwide Access to Education
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