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Public Speaking

Public-Speaking-IconThe Public Speaking curriculum module will support students in techniques for selecting a speech topic, preparing a speech, and practicing and delivering a speech. The first few lessons will walk students through each of the steps, guiding them along the way, culminating in students delivering a speech for their peers. In addition, the final lesson will aid students in incorporating presentation software when giving a speech.

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Phase 1: Explore


Activity: Watching a Speech

In this exploration activity, students will observe and evaluate a video of a proper speech.

Phase 2: Learn & Practice


Unit: Making a Speech

In this unit, students will select a speech topic, prepare a speech, and practice delivering a speech using presentation software.


  1. Getting Started with Public Speaking
  2. Preparing Your Speech
  3. Giving Your Speech
  4. Practicing Your Speech
  5. Using Presentation Software

Phase 3: Reflect


Activity: Reflection on Making a Speech

In this exercise, students will reflect on their personal experiences with preparing for and making a speech to their peers.

Phase 4: Reinforce


Activity: Find a Good Speech

The purpose of this exercise is for students to identify what a good speech looks and feels like. They will answer questions about a speech that inspires them to make a personal change, discover more about a new topic, or persuades them to try something new.


Activity: Current Event

Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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