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2 The war has renewed and reinstated the national feelings and character which the Revolution had given, and which were daily lessened. The people.... are more American; they feel and act more as a nation; and I hope the permanency of the Union is thereby better secured." - Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin, 1816

3 WARM UP: 02.24.2013 (WEEK 8) Continue on the same page from last week. What do you know about The War of 1812? Who was involved and what were the major events surrounding the War? 3-4 complete sentences

4 BATTLE SPEECH PROJECT: WAR OF 1812 Over the past few weeks in Language Arts you have been studying speeches and the way people use rhetoric to inspire and change society. In Social Studies you have been studying The War of 1812. For this project you will combine the knowledge of both of these units. Project Prompt: You will create a battle speech for one of the battles that took place during The War of 1812.

5 REQUIREMENTS (10 POINTS EACH) The speech must use anaphora, 2 literary devices, and at least 2 appeals The speech must include references to who is involved in the battle. Given the context of the battle, you speech must reference specific facts from the battle. The speech must have a specific purpose: To motivate, inspire, persuade, or lament.

6 TODAY…. 1. Pick a battle 2. Research – Use your U.S. History Notebooks and this website Before you leave today I need a piece of paper with: Members of group Which Battle Where, why, significance, what side you are on Purpose of speech

7 Ways to Inspire or Motivate Appeal to Destiny : “You were born for this” Appeal to Patriotism “Americans stand for freedom” Appeal to Values / Community “We stand for greatness and greatness asks this of us.”

8 Rhetorical Devices Alliteration The initial consonant sound is usually repeated in two neighboring words safe and sound Anaphora The same word or phrase is used to begin successive clauses or sentences Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them. Parallelism Successive clauses or sentences are similarly structured The mediocre teacher tells, The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. (William A. Ward)

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