The Spirit of America: Patriotic Monologues and Speeches for Middle and High School Students by D. Tulla Lightfoot, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Spirit of America: Patriotic Monologues and Speeches for Middle and High School Students

The Spirit of America: Patriotic Monologues and Speeches for Middle and High School Students

by D. Tulla Lightfoot
     
 
Spirit of America is an inspiring collection of patriotic speeches and writings ideal for middle and high school speech and forensics classes, assemblies, and creative performance events. Some of the greatest personalities, from Plato to Ronald Reagan, speak passionately about the timeless issues of our age: freedom, democracy, and individual rights. They address what

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Spirit of America is an inspiring collection of patriotic speeches and writings ideal for middle and high school speech and forensics classes, assemblies, and creative performance events. Some of the greatest personalities, from Plato to Ronald Reagan, speak passionately about the timeless issues of our age: freedom, democracy, and individual rights. They address what their country means to them-the greatness they see within it and their visions of what their country may become. This book contains a range of famous material, including Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Plato's The Republic, Geronimo's Story of His Life, Susan B. Anthony's Speech on Women's Rights to Vote, Maya Angelou's poem "On the Pulse of Morning," as well as little-known gems such as Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus," Robert Riskin's "Meet John Doe," and George Smith Patton's speech to the 3rd Army, 6th Armored Division. Not only is Spirit of America a great tool for drama students, it also brings history to life through its extraordinary speeches.

Editorial Reviews

Stephen Peithman
"While most monologue collections cover a wider range of subjects, the focus is narrowed down in Spirit of America: Patriotic Monologues and Speeches for Middle and High School Students - although not all of the pieces are American, and not all of them are flag-wavers. Edited by D. Tulla Lightfoot, some examples include Martin Luther King�s "I Have a Dream" speech, excerpts from Plato�s The Republic and Geronimo�s Story of His Life, Susan B. Anthony�s speech on women�s right to vote, Emma Lazarus�s "The New Colossus" ("Give me your tired, your poor.."), General Patton�s speech to the 3rd Army, 6th Armored Division ("No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country") and Maya Angelou�s poem, "On the Pulse of Morning." This is a remarkable collection, in every respect."
Stage Directions, November 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575253756
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.50(d)

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