Description1. The students will choose a person from Canadas past. This should be someone whom the student admires for the chosen persons accomplishments. This person should be one who has much written autobiographically in order to make the research easier.
2. The students will research the life of the chosen person making notes as they go.
3. The students will use the notes they have made to write a speech of introduction.
4. Each student will present an introduction to the class, pretending the chosen person is in the room and about to speak to the large group.
5. Keynote speakers are invited to a variety of different events. It is a valuable experience to learn how to introduce speakers to an audience.
Sub-Skills Needed:1. Research strategies
2. Note taking strategies
3. Writing strategies
4. Speaking strategies
Materials Needed1. Research materials that have biographies or autobiographies of distinguished people from Canadas past
2. Index cards if the students like this form to make notes for speeches
The students will use the word processing program to create their notes for their speech of introduction. The students may choose to use different font styles or colours or different bullet types to separate the different points in their introductions. If the students prefer speaking from index cards, they may wish to size their notes to cut and paste onto the cards. Otherwise, they may use the printed 8 1/2 x 11 sheets.
See Computer Curriculum Guide:Start Microsoft Word Section One, Pg. 1
Enter Text in a Document Section One, Pg. 11
Apply Bold, Italic or Underline Section Two, Pg. 5
Check Spelling and Grammar Section One, Pg. 18
Change Font, Font Sizes, and Colours Section Two, Pg. 15
Bullets Section Two, Pg. 28
Save a Document Section One, Pg. 13
Preview and Print a Document Section One, Pg. 14
EvaluationSpeaking Rubrics and Checklists