The assignment directs students to choose an unknown hero, write a speech about his/her heroic deed and legacy, and present their findings using a speech outline and visual. The skills addressed are research related, annotating, writing, presenting, and using technology.
The assignment includes very detailed directions, website suggestions, assignment timeline, student samples (written paper and visual), rubris for the speech and essay).
We've used this assignment after reading The Odyssey and Beowulf.
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