This six week scheme of work directs students to analyse a variety of famous historical speeches, then write their own persuasive speech. Students are prompted to engage with the social, historical and biographical contexts of the historical examples then produce an analytical commentary for their reading assessment. The pack includes a lesson-by-lesson presentation which focuses on rhetorical devices and their intended effects, as well as extracts from political speeches and related activities. The scheme was designed to be used with a Year 8 class but could easily be adapted for older or slightly younger year groups.
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