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My first goal is to teach students how to give a persuasive speech
1. introduce appeals to logic and emotion
2. examples of fallacies of logic and techniques of successful persuasion
3. speech delivery techniques
4. be able to convince your audience to agree with your opinion
My second goal is to introduce students to goal setting and its rewards, using testimonies of Olympic athletes and successful people.
1. What is goal setting?
2. Why do successful people set goals?
3. How does one attain their goals?
4. Why and how have athletes become successful?
My third goal is to define, recognize, and develop mental preparation for success.
1. Why do some people succeed more than others?
2. Why is it difficult to be the best?
3. What does it mean to be mentally tough?
4. How do athletes overcome mental obstacles?
5. How can I become mentally prepared?
My fourth goal is to use writing to learn and communicate understanding.
1. double-entry jounaling
Day One Winter Olympic Collage (video) to introduce students to unit
Persuasion and propaganda in advertising
Homework: to find 2 examples of 5 major types of persuasive propaganda
using television commercials and print advertising.
Day Two Fallacies of Logic
Homework: to copy and paste into a Microsoft Word document the names of these logic fallacies and to show examples of each technique.
Day Three Persuasive Speech Expectations
Introduce students to www.tothenextlevel.org
Double-entry notebook example
In Class: Using the double-entry notebook technique, takes notes on the article, "Set Goals to Succeed." This article is a feature article on www.tothenextlevel.org
Homework: Using the double-entry notebook technique, take notes on four more articles from www.tothenextlevel.org of your choice.
Day Four Get into groups and share summaries and feelings about your four articles.
Mental Preparation techniques and worksheet
Day Five Take on-line logic fallacies quiz
Day Six Visualization Exercise
Visualization Exercise II
Sports Psychology Articles
Day Nine Logic Quiz
Work on Speeches
Day Ten Work on Speeches
Day Eleven Work on Speeches