In 1775, King George III went to Parliament and delivered an impassioned speech calling for war against the rebelling American colonies. Following his speech, both houses of Parliament debated for hours before voting and deciding to enter what would be the American Revolutionary War.
In this activity, perfect for American Literature, AP Language, or even American History, students get to read an excerpt of the King's speech as well as EIGHT different members of Parliament. Teacher directions will vary, but the opportunity to practice rhetorical analysis (main idea, shift, logos, pathos, ethos, metanoia, logical fallacies, allusion, rhetorical question, humor, analogy, parallel structure, anaphora, etc., etc.) is exceptionally rich.
The nine excerpts as well as model annotations for all of the nine excerpts are included!
This is a high quality, deep reading experience that will make you the topic of envy around the water cooler...