Site Address: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
American Rhetoric contains some of the very best American Rhetoric ever! This site hosts mp3 files of the best speeches given on American Soil by political leaders. While the site is a bit hard to navigate, it does have lists of the most important speeches of all time, ranked for your learning. It isn't clear who ranked them as most influential, but still having every one of those speeches is a prime example of effective speaking. Another list ranks speeches by decade making the study of American History come truly alive as you hear speeches by leaders of that time.
Other interesting highlights include:
- Red Skelton's Speech about the Pledge of Allegiance
- John Wayne reciting the Pledge
- Johnny Cash Strumming the Gettysburg Address
The site provides some terrific resources for teaching about speech, language and history. Check it out!
Utah Core Curriculum Links
3rd Grade Language Arts
Standard 1 Objective 1
Social Studies - 6th Grade
Standard 4 Objective 1