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Government Apology

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So now we know about the Stolen Generations let's talk about the apology. It was a huge event with hundreds of people making a special trip to Canberra to hear the speech. There was a big television audience around the country as well.
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BTN Video touching on Kevin Rudd's "Sorry" speech in 2008.

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Public Speaking

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How do you feel about getting up in front of a large group of people and giving a speech? Well most of us would dread it. But a film about a King who felt the same way has inspired kids to make their own voices heard.
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BTN Video about school kids taking part in a public speaking competition.

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Obama Cries In Final Speech

As sentimentality goes, President Barack Obama hosting the last campaign event of his political career in Des Moines, Iowa, is hard to top. The Hawkeye State...
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Good example of a speech giving ownership to an audience to make them feel they are important/can make a difference - draws the audience in and engages them.

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Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring fro...
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The "I Have a Dream" part of the speech begins 12 minutes and 10 seconds into the speech (so good idea to watch the last five minutes or so of it)... can't imagine the students would take in much from the first 12 minutes of the speech.

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The Greatest Speech Ever Made - Charlie Chaplin

One of the most important speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin. If you like what you see please share the vide...
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Four and a half minute speech by Charlie Chaplin - good example of building a speech up to a crescendo with a powerful message.

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The 35 Greatest Speeches in History

The 35 Greatest Speeches in History | Speeches | Scoop.it
If a man wishes to become a great orator, he must first become a student of the great orators who have come before him. He must immerse himself in their texts,
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Kevin Rudd's sorry speech - National - smh.com.au

Kevin Rudd's sorry speech - National - smh.com.au | Speeches | Scoop.it
The text of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's speech to Parliament. - Sydney Morning Herald Online
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Reading activity - full text of Kevin Rudd's "Sorry" speech delivered 9:30am on 13 February 2008.

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Martin Luther King

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If I said the phrase,
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BTN Video about the Martin Luther King speech - good idea to watch the actual speech first so the kids know what this is going on about!

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National Apology to the Stolen Generations

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The full 30 minutes of Kevin Rudd's "Sorry" speech...

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World's Most Powerful Speech

http://empoweredmerchants.com - I came across this video of a speech that Martin Sheen delivered on 'WE DAY' and thought the message was so powerful that it ...
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Martin Sheen delivers speech to youth about finding something worth fighting for... good example of altering tone/volume, etc., to strengthen argument and make an impact.

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The girl who silenced the world at the U.N. for 5 minutes

This is the famous speech by Severn Suzuki when she was 12 years old in 1992 to United Nations.
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A speech given by a 12 year old girl to the UN in 1992 about the plight of the environment/world and what the future holds... great example of what a kid this age can do in trying to make a difference.

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List of speeches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of speeches

This list of speeches includes those that have gained notability in English or in English translation. The earliest listings may be approximate dates. 431 BC: Funeral Oration by the Greek statesman Pericles, significant because it departed from the typical formula of Athenian funeral speeches and was a glorification of Athens' achievements, designed to stir the spirits of a nation at war.

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An extensive list of famous speeches throughout history...

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Top 10 Greatest Speeches - TIME

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As the political season heats up, TIME takes a tour of history's best rhetoric...
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TIME Magazine's list of the top 10 speeches of all time.

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