Social Justice Speech Project (Distance Learning)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Resource Type
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  • Google Drive™ folder
15 pages
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Engage students in social justice--online or in-person--with this speech project! With this Social Justice Speech Project, students will deliver a speech on a social justice topic of their choosing.

First, students will select a social justice topic. Then, they'll research it. Next, students will outline a speech that introduces the issue, explains the problem, and offers a solution while delivering a call-to-action. After practicing their speech with a peer, they'll deliver the speech to the class.

Suggestions for distance learning are made inside, and this resource includes both printable and digital versions of each essential component for students.

This project is highly flexible. Assign online or in-person. Complete in just a couple of weeks or over the course of a whole quarter. Tweak the assignment, rubric, or worksheets to better suit you and your students.

This Resource Includes:

  • Resource Overview (Google Doc walking you through the included files with suggestions for use online)
  • Speech Topics (Editable Google Doc of possible speech topics you could choose to share with students)
  • Speech Assignment
    • Non-editable PDF
    • EDITABLE Google Doc
  • Speech Research Graphic Organizer
    • Non-editable PDF
    • EDITABLE Google Doc
  • Speech Outline Graphic Organizer
    • Non-editable PDF
    • EDITABLE Google Doc
  • Speech Rubric
    • Non-editable PDF
    • EDITABLE Google Doc
    • EDITABLE Google Sheet (for importing into Google Classroom; directions for doing this included also)

All non-editable components of this resource are included in the preview. Please review the preview prior to purchase to be sure that this resource is right for you and your students.

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.


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