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Topic Sets to Study Abraham Lincoln His Life and Before the Civil War

CONTENTS SET C:

Topic Four:  Lincolns and Pioneer Life-- Frontier Education

Let's give a "Stump Speech! 1819, With Abe Lincoln
Abe 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. 

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.

MORE ON "LINCOLN STYLE STUMP SPEAKING"

Speak from a Stump!  Speak from a Stump!    
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