First of all, many thanks to Mrs. MacIntosh for teaching last week's class on impromptu speaking. By all accounts, it was a major success, a very well taught class, and a great way to begin our investigation of limited preparation speaking and debate. So thanks again, Mrs. MacIntosh. We all really appreciate you teaching!
Second, your homework for this week is to write a forty-five minute presentation on the socio economic change that will occur with the recent bankruptcy of many of our country's larger businesses, and the tax implications that this will render for the middle class as we forge a new economy from the rubble of the old. Some sources you may find useful will be The Economist, the U.S. Department of the Interior. Please have it memorized, and prepare a slideshow presentation to go along with it. We will each individually be presenting these to the class, and I have coordinated to have three of us present to the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, the 11th . Probably three of our older students will be chosen for this.
Just kidding. April Fool's!
Anyway, your homework is actually just to write a five minute speech about anything at all (as long as it is unique to you!), and be prepared to read from a script to a critique group.