Informational Speech:

A Historic Event of a Past Generation

 

Speech #

 

 

Assignment:

Your purpose is to inform the audience about a world wide or national event that typically is too current to study in your history class but happened during a decade of a past generation. You will have to thoroughly researching past periodicals, interviews, and history texts.

 

 

Sources:

Periodicals:

Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, People, and other newsworthy periodicals (browse through the last 3-4 months issues of these magazines).

 

Newspapers:

Consult Databases online.

 

Television programming to consult:           

ABC, CBS, or NBC or network news broadcasts and related news

programming; PBS (Channel 8); CNN and CNN Headline News, Fox

News, or any other  newsworthy source. Be careful about using

sensational programming.

Internet Sites:

            See sites suggested by library teacher.

 

 

Content:

See topic choices list.

 

 

Organization:

Use a 5-part method with an Intro, 1st Transition, Body, 2nd Transition, & Conclusion. See checklist for requirements.

 

 

Delivery:

Use notes appropriately, but memorize your complete intro & conclusion.

 

 

Time Limit:

5-7 minutes only. You will be docked for going over or under the time limit.

 

 

Evaluation:

Checklist and rubric.