Speech: Historical Figure

A SPEECH ABOUT AN HISTORICAL FIGURE

A. Give your teacher your bibliography that cites your sources of information before you begin to speak. (Click HERE to find a citation builder. User name = waf34  Password = pass34)

B. Ask a few rhetorical questions and greet your audience.
E.g. “Did you know…?”
Use parallel structure.

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C. State your topic and add a few key details.
Who is the person?  What the time period?   Why is the person significant in history?
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D. Explain the background.
Where did the person live?  What was childhood and early adulthood like?

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E. Explain the character traits that led to success. (E.g. courage, determination,    perseverance)
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F. Describe the accomplishments and the process leading to them.

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G. Make connections to today.
What difference do those accomplishments make to the world today?
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H. Ask a few rhetorical questions to motivate your audience to also achieve great things in life.

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I. Identify with your audience as you close your speech.

Use the pronoun ‘we’ somewhere in the last few sentences.
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Click HERE to read a speech about J.K. Rowling.

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