Showing posts with label American Rhetoric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American Rhetoric. Show all posts

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Videos and Speeches

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. On SchoolTube I found a nice video of elementary school students portraying famous figures in black history and reciting, in those characters, parts of Dr. King's famous I Have a Dream speech. You can view the video below.



American Rhetoric
is a large collection of famous speeches from the worlds of politics and entertainment. On American Rhetoric I found the text of Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech and I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech. On American Rhetoric they also have videos and audio files to accompany the speeches. Below I have embedded the video of Dr. King's I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

American Rhetoric - Famous Speeches from Politics and Entertainment

American Rhetoric is a large collection of famous speeches from the worlds of politics and entertainment. On American Rhetoric you can find speeches like Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. You can also find memorable speech scenes like, Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) speaking to his team before the championship game in the movie Hoosiers. Some of the speeches can be viewed as videos and some can be listened to while others are just copies of the transcripts.

American Rhetoric is more than just a collection of notable speeches, it also provides visitors with resources for learning about the elements that contribute to a good speech. American Rhetoric also offers visitors a chance to test their knowledge of famous speeches through multiple choice quizzes.

Applications for Education
American Rhetoric is a good resource for teachers looking to use notable speeches as a part of their lesson plan on US History or US culture. An engaging activity using American Rhetoric might be to have students evaluate what makes various speeches memorable and or important in US history or US culture.