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    Analyzing the Rhetoric of JFK's Inaugural Address

    Topic: President Kennedy's Inaugural Address In this lesson plan, students consider the rhetorical devices in the JFK's inaugural address. They then analyze the suggestions made by some of his advisors and compare them to the delivered version of the speech. Students then evaluate the impact of the changes on the resonance of the speech.

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    Elementary Lesson Plan: Candidates Take a Stand

    A lesson plan for elementary students on televised debates.

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    Giovanna Negretti 2008

    Giovanna Negretti, 37, is the co-founder and executive director of Oiste?, established in 1999 to provide Massachusetts Latinos with the tools and training to enter public service. The organization was founded in response to concern about the underrepresentation of Latinos in public decision making roles. While its original goal was to provide non-...

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    Dan Ponder, Jr. (2003)

    In March 2000, the Georgia legislature was engaged in a bitter debate over a bill to strengthen penalties for hate crimes. The house had just voted 83-82 to shelve the bill when Dan Ponder, Jr., a Republican from a conservative district in southwestern Georgia, rose to speak. He had told no one of his plans to support the legislation. In a searchin...

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    Elizabeth Redenbaugh (2011)

    An active school volunteer for years, Elizabeth Redenbaugh was sworn in as a member of North Carolina’s New Hanover County school board in December 2008. A few months after she was elected, the school board began contemplating a redistricting plan that appeared likely to result in increased socioeconomic and racial segregation in Wilmington midd...

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    How Do I Join the Victura Society?

    When you notify us that you have named us as a beneficiary of your will, life insurance or retirement plan, charitable trust or other deferred gift, we will welcome you as a Victura Society member where you can enjoy the benefits of the Victura Society membership and share in the pride of creating a legacy for future generations.

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    Elementary Lesson Plan: Ask not what your country can do for you

    Lesson plan for elementary students on President Kennedy's inauguration.

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    Analyzing the Inaugural Address

    Topic: President Kennedy's Inaugural Address President Kennedy’s inaugural speech addressed not only the American people, but also people throughout the world—including newly independent nations, old allies, and the Soviet Union. In this lesson plan, students are challenged to consider how the speech might have resonated with some of t...

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    Political Debates: Advising a Candidate

    Topics: The Kennedy/ Nixon Debate, US History, Civic Education, Government On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon faced each other in the first live televised presidential debate. After the debate, Clark Clifford, a Kennedy family attorney and presidential advisor, sent his assessment of the debate to JFK...

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    Federal Budget Simulation Lesson Plan

    In this lesson plan, high school students debate our nation’s priorities by establishing their own “simulated” federal budgets. After analyzing the FY 2015 discretionary budget, students will be asked to design a FY 2016 budget with a group of their peers. Through the simulation, students will learn the importance of the budgeting...

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Election 1960 Game Board

A feature of The Road to the White House lesson plan, this game board challenges students ...