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Black Star: Persuasive Speech

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BFI Black Star Logo (Black)


All ages


Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

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Black History Month
1 October - 1 November

This resource examines some great real-life orators from history through film, such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Muhammed Ali and Lord Mansfield. It has clear links to the English curriculum for 11 to 14 year olds and the new GCSE English Language, where the effects of language can be considered, as well as the importance of delivery, gesture and tone. This resource also has cross-curricular relevance to drama, history and PSHE.

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Black Star: The Power of Persuasive Speech PowerPoint presentation

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Black Star: The Power of Persuasive Speech teachers' notes

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