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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
    Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing the Rhetoric of Corporate Logos across Time
    Students think critically about how design elements in logos work together to tell a changing story about a company or product in this visual rhetoric lesson.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blending the Past with Today's Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction
    To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Communicating on Local Issues: Exploring Audience in Persuasive Letter Writing
    Students will research a local issue, and then write letters to two different audiences, asking readers to take a related action or adopt a specific position on the issue.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Creating a Persuasive Podcast
    Students learn how to get their voice out on the web when they research issues important to them and compose a persuasive podcast to post online.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    From Friedan Forward—Considering a Feminist Perspective
    Students write letters expressing personal views on issues like equal pay, equal education/employment opportunity, and gender roles—and receive these letters six years later.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements
    This assignment will go viral with students as they think about the meanings of words and images in public service announcements from YouTube before creating a PSA of their own.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Blog of Anne Frank?: Taking on Social Roles through Online Writing
    Anne Frank shared her experiences through a private diary that became public as a book. In this lesson, students will consider how writing creates social identities as they blog about a political issue.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Peace Journey: Using Process Drama in the Classroom
    What does peace mean to you? In this lesson, students attempt to answer this question as they write and perform a short skit that reflects their ideas of peace.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Vote for Me! Making Presidential Commercials Using Avatars
    After researching political platforms of past presidents through primary sources and other resources, students create commercials for these presidents using Voki, an online web tool that produces speaking avatars.