Animal Farm Assignment: Using the Power of Rhetoric to Inspire

Room 213
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This Animal Farm assignment asks students to take a close look at Old Major's speech and to compare it to Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech. Then, students will check out other famous speeches to learn more about the power of rhetoric to persuade. Finally, they will write and present their own inspirational speeches.

Included: a handout on rhetorical devices, and a rubric for assessing the speeches.

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8 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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