Learning Lincoln On-line
Let's give a "Stump Speech! 1819, With Abe Lincoln
loved to tell stories and give "great" speeches on top a tree stump, or
anywhere where his friends would listen. He would like for you to
join in with him in making up some good speeches.
1. Using a story, such as a popular Aesop's Fable, or a Political Theme of some local thing going on, plan out a short "Stump Speech" in which you will try to inform the audience, maybe convince them of your viewpoint, or just "entertain." Even if entertaining, your Stump Speech should have a purpose.Sites to Visit:
2. Talk loudly and clearly so all your audience can hear and understand your speech. Don't talk too fast.
3. Present your "Stump Speech" to the class.
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