Daily Lessons for Teaching The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland
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Lesson 1 (from Greece and Rome)

Objective

Greece and Rome

Hannibal and Catiline addressed their troops before key battles. This lesson will focus on the speeches of Hannibal and Catiline.

Lesson

1) Class Discussion: As a class, discuss the similarities of the speeches. Why were Hannibal and Catiline addressing their troops? How did the speeches differ? What happened to Catiline after the battle? What happened to Hannibal?

2) Partner Activity: Work together with a partner and analyze Hannibal's speech to his troops. Write down three main points of the speech.

3) Individual Writing activity: List five instructions that Catiline gave his troops.

4) Homework: Write a brief journal entry comparing and contrasting what you know about Hannibal and Catiline's leadership styles.

Lesson 2 (from Greece and Rome)

Objective

Greece and Rome

Socrates was a great philosopher and was condemned to death for being a heretic and corrupting the youth. This lesson will focus on Socrates speech "On His Condemnation to Death".

Lesson

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