In this extensive and engaging unit, students will explore the idea of freedom of speech (and censorship) in the past and present United States. By reading and analyzing numerous articles, an image, and two anchor texts, Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" and George Carlin's "Parental Advisory", students will explore and defend opinions about free speech and censorship. In a summative assessment, students will write a speech assuming the voice of Carlin or Henry. This unit was taught as part of a yearlong AP Language Course entitled What Are Words For? It is appropriate for an upper level English class or AP Language or Journalism class, as well as class that focuses on debate and rhetoric.
INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE:
Editable PowerPoint (31 Slides)
First Amendment Text (Word)
Full text: Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” (Word)
Full text: George Carlin’s “Parental Advisory” Track 1 (Word)
SOAPSTone Graphic Organizer (Word)
AP Language Scoring Rubric: Rhetorical Analysis (Word)
Full text: “Culture Shock: Who Decides?” PBS (Word)
Full text: “Censorship 101” Slate (Word)
OPTIC Strategy Graphic Organizer (Word)
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Artistotle’s Rhetorical Situation
SOAPSTone Method for Text Analysis
OPTIC Strategy for Visual Texts
Dialectical Journal Prompts
Rhetorical Analysis Practice
Engaging Rhetorical Analysis Project
3 Student Exemplars
AP Lang Scoring Rubric: Rhetorical Analysis
Project Reflection & more!