Today in African American history we discussed the characteristics of a good speaker and a good speech. We looked at examples of speeches from Martin Luther King, Jr, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.
I also assigned a new assignment due of Thursday, December 10th. The assignment is to write and recite a 2-3 minute speech where you are running for either local or national office. You are to address three important issues to your campaign and what you plan to do about each issue. This is a public speaking grade and I expect everyone to recite their speech to receive credit for the assignment. There will be a prize for the best speech in each class. Good Luck!