Powerful Speeches KS3 Unit (16 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources!
A challenging and detailed unit focused upon powerful speeches! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit is a pure English Language unit, focusing upon the analysis of a range of presidential and Human Rights speeches. Opportunities for mini exams and in-depth persuasive writing tasks are fully integrated, along with an extended group spoken language task in which groups create a presidential election campaign using their learning throughout the unit.

This detailed and high quality unit includes:
* 16 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies)
* 62 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons)
* Powerful speeches transcript booklet (6 speeches)
* 'Election Campaign Handbook' to provide guidance during spoken language group task
* Homework project (5 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills
* 3 mini GCSE-style exams focused upon film speeches; Human Rights speeches; presidential speeches
* Clear links provided to locate speech video clips on Youtube

Unit's lessons include:
* Features of powerful speeches - identifying these in President Obama's inauguration speech
* Analysing powerful presidential speeches in films - 'Independence Day' and 'Armageddon'
* Analysing girls' education Human Rights speeches - 'I Am Many' by Malala Yousafzai
* Analysing LGBT Human Rights speeches - 'Give Them Hope' by Harvey Milk
* Analysing political speeches - President George W Bush's 9/11 address to the nation
* Mini exams on the above speeches, with questions based on new specification GCSE English Language
* Persuasive writing techniques - writing a sales pitch for 'Dragon's Den'
* Group spoken language task - creating a presidential election campaign
* Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level)
* SPaG activities
* Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
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  • Powerful-Speeches.docx
  • Powerful-Speeches.pptx
  • Homework---Powerful-Speeches.docx
  • Powerful-Speeches-Booklet.docx
  • Election-Campaign-Handbook.docx

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Created: Jun 12, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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