The American Tradition, Grade 11
Unit 1 Genres and Techniques of Literature
Unit 2 Origins of the American Tradition
Unit 3 The American Revolution
Unit 4 The New England Renaissance
Unit 5 Slavery and the Civil War
Unit 6 Frontiers
Unit 7 The Modern Era
Unit 8 The Harlem Renaissance
Unit 9 Modern Drama
Unit 10 Postwar Literature
Unit 11 Early Contemporary Literature
Unit 12 Contemporary Literature
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Speaking & Listening Resource

Speaking & Listening Resource

Visit the The Douglass Archives of American Public Address to find examples of famous speeches made in the United States. Douglass is an electronic archive of American oratory and related documents intended to serve general scholarship and courses in American rhetorical history. Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, hosts the site.

Access the electronic text of the book Teaching and Persuasive Communication: Class Presentation Skills by Patricia Hogan Hamm, Ph.D., presented by the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. This handbook is intended to provide teachers and students with a starting point in developing and assessing their public speaking skills by examining what communication is, what aspects of communication the speaker has control over, and what kinds of rhetorical options are available to the speaker.

Sweet Briar College’s website Gifts of Speech: Women’s Speeches from Around the World is dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches made by influential contemporary women.

Access Teaching Online’s Confidence in Public Speaking oral language lesson for middle or high school at

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