Tuesday, April 10, 2007

In Their Own Words

The picture I’ve posted here is William Jennings Bryan, three-time Democratic nominee for president who became one of the most popular speakers in American history due to his deep and commanding voice. Among many other accomplishments Bryan also fought against Darwinism. Anyone remember hearing something about the Scopes Trial?

Wouldn’t it be great if your students could hear William Jennings Bryan speak? What about Winston Churchill giving his “Iron Curtain Speech” or Amelia Earhart’s “My Belief in the Age of Flight”?

Thanks to the folks at United Streaming students can hear the actual speeches from over 47 famous Americans and a few non-Americans as well including William Jennings Bryan’s “Freedom of Philippines” speech.

Some of the other speeches available are: FDR’s D-Day Prayer, Hindenburg Crash audio
Nixon’s “Check’s Speech”, and JFK’s speech at the Berlin Wall when he said, “Ich bin ein Berliner.”

To access the speeches you must have a United Streaming account….an easy enough thing to do. After logging on use the dropdown content menu to access the speeches.

Make sure you click on “related materials” for speech transcripts and teacher guides.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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