Speech

Course Description

This course is an introduction to public speaking that emphasizes the communication process, types of speeches, and argumentation.  The purpose of this course is to prepare students for public speaking situations, decrease speaker anxiety, and provide them with basic principles of research and organization needed for effective speeches.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9

Materials

  • Basic school supplies
  • Audio/video software

Duration

1 Semester

Prerequisites

None

Technology Skills

  • Internet search for research purposes
  • Use of audio and video recording software
  • Use of multimedia presentation software
  • Use of word processing software

Major Concepts

  • The Communication Process
  • Types of Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • Argumentation