Ambassadors: Public Speaking For Christian Students
It is important that Christian students are able to discuss life issues from a biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God. Early exposure to speaking in front of people allows you to overcome your fears and become comfortable speaking to an audience at a relatively young age. The public speaking course gives every child an opportunity to learn public speaking fundamentals and practice: improvisation, giving impromptu speeches, presenting persuasive speeches, and receiving constructive evaluation.
o Learn about kids in the Bible that defended their faith
o Increase their self-confidence and communication skills
o Identify techniques speakers use to effectively communicate their messages
o Present a book or movie review, newscast, instructional segment, or current events report
o Deliver a short speech from a list of selected topics
Relevant K-12 National Standards
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills: Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills: Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) / and the International Reading Association (IRA) Standards for the English Language Arts www.ncte.org/standards/ncte-ira