HOMEWORK DUE BY MIDNIGHT SEP 5:(STANDARD: Deliver a speech using appropriate pacing, emotion, and enunciation)
This semester, you will have to give presentations in front of an audience. Are you confident in your speaking abilities? Let's practice. First, listen to Patrick Henry's speech. Pay attention to
- emphasis on certain words
- decreasing and increasing
- volume for dramatic effect
- clear enunciation
HOMEWORK DUE AT BEGINNING OF CLASS SEP 5: Art (STANDARD: Visualize what you read and defend your interpretation). Sketch AND explain what one of these sentences means.
- We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
- Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?
- I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
- Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?
- Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land.
- Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament.
- Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
- The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!
HOMEWORK DUE AT BEGINNING OF CLASS SEP 5:
Structure Outline (STANDARD: Explain how a non-fiction text unfolds)
Answer these questions for the speech on page 202 in your textbook.
- What is the speaker trying to do to the audience in the beginning?
- What is the thesis statement?
- In your own words, what is his first supporting reason?
- In your own words, what is his second supporting reason?
- In your own words, what is his third supporting reason?
- What is the speaker trying to do to the audience in the conclusion?
IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT Timeline/Family Tree (STANDARD: Create charts.)
After reading the biography of Benjamin Banneker, create his life timeline and family tree. Then, discuss "so what?".
Benjamin Banneker Bio
Summarize each paragraph of Benjamin Banneker's "Letter to Thomas Jefferson"(1791).