The events of September 11, 2001 shaped America. George W. Bush's speeches during this time are excellent examples of how rhetorical tools may be used in different ways depending on the S.O.A.P.S.: Subject, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, and Speaker. Using four different George W. Bush speeches as the backbone of the presentation, students will explore the rhetorical differences between each speech. There are clips and links to the speeches within.
Included are several opportunities for small group activity, notes, and partner work.
Note: The content of this lesson plan is difficult and will take substantial time to complete. It is recommended for advanced students.
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