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Remembering Lincoln

Remembering Lincoln compiles primary sources that illustrate the reaction to Lincoln's assassination. Use newspapers, letters, images and more to help students learn about how a divided nation responded to tragedy. Create custom lesson plans to use in your classroom.

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Speech by Abraham Lincoln, 1860

Cooper Union Address

Speeches

Abraham Lincoln delivered the Cooper Union address on February 27, 1860, at Cooper Union, in New York City.

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Coaching Student Performances

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Learn tips from professional actors on how to coach your students to a better performance. Also included are two videos that analyze a student performance.

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Refining Tone, Pace, and Emphasis

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Students learn how intentions effect the tone of a speech, explore how and when to alter their pace, and discover how emphasizing different words can change the meaning of a text.

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Podium Points

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Students learn the nine elements of effective public speaking and recognize how to use them.

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Original Speech Writing using Podium Points

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Students write eight original speeches. Rubrics and examples included. Each speech performance focuses on using two Podium Points (elements of effective public speaking).

Pro Se Courts

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Students take different sides of an issue and present evidence to support that side. A student judge then decides who presented the best argument.

Art & Oratory

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Students create original art pieces inspired by a connection they make between a historic speech and current events.

Recommended Resources: Example Annotated Speeches and Historic Speech Database

Rheotorical Triangle

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By understanding the three elements of persuasive speech—ethos, pathos and logos—students will analyze the effect of rhetorical strategies and elements in commercials and speeches.

Recommended Resources: Example Annotated Speeches and Historic Speech Database