Great speeches can unite people and make waves in our world culture. This collection of Inspirational Speeches by Women – QR Code Activities is filled with influential women sharing solutions for social issues. We’re sharing a few of our favorite speeches by inspirational women in this powerful activity that will spark great critical thinking discussions.
This activity provides plenty of opportunities for thoughtful critical thinking discussion, self reflection, and peace education. Talking about current events can improve understanding and prepare future decision makers for real world decision making. Modeling and becoming comfortable with sharing thoughts builds critical thinking skills. You can use this printable QR Code activity to set up easy independent comprehension assignments, homework extensions, or for whole class direct instruction, lessons, and discussions. This activity dives into numerous social issues and is appropriate for students in grades 6 and up.
The speeches included in this collection:
Sarah Kay -Ted Conference -March 3, 2011
Emma Watson -United Nations Headquarters -September 20, 2014
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton-United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women -September 5, 1995
Lupita Nyong'o -Essence Magazine’s 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon -February 27, 2014
Malala Yousafzai - United Nations Youth Assembly -July 12, 2013
Options for using this material:
a. Individual Student Activity: Have students scan the QR code, watch the speech, answer the questions on the handout.
b. Whole Class Instruction: Teach this lesson as a class, watch the speech together, have a class discussion on the questions.
c. Whole Class Instruction and Individual Student Activity: Teach this
lesson as a class, watch speech together, have students complete the
questions on the handout.
*BONUS: The QR Code card can be left out for extended student access after the lesson or as an independent work for students to complete on their schedule. In addition, students may be given the card as a take home assignment.*
Use these cards for…
Shelf Work or Literacy Centers
Early Finisher Tasks
Task Cards/Command Cards
Women’s History Month
International Women’s Day
Talking about current events can improve your child's understanding and prepare them for real world decision making. Modeling and becoming comfortable with sharing thoughts builds critical thinking skills. This printable activity provides a thoughtful topic to engage with your child in meaningful discussion.
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FILES INCLUDED IN THIS PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD:
-Instructions for Classroom Use
-QR Code Activity Cards
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