Featured Collection: Historic Speeches

Teaching with primary sources is important, but they can sometimes be tough to find. 

Audiobooks are easily accessible through Tales2go, so you can have your students listen to primary sources. If you are already familiar and comfortable with adding a listening component to your literacy instruction, then you're good to go! But for those of you who haven't tried audiobooks with your students yet, first look through our resources on our website like blogs such as Why Children Must Be Good Listeners, guest blogs, and research.

Here are just a few of the famous people you'll hear speaking in the newly added speeches on the Tales2go player. 

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Upper elementary, middle school and high school students can enjoy and learn from these speeches. 

  • Play one as a read aloud...have your students close their eyes and imagine what it would be like if they were there during the time period or in the audience during the speech
  • Make a timeline of events throughout the speech (or a timeline of the actual event itself)
  • After listening, read a book about the speaker and watch a video of them speaking. How is each experience different?

Let us know how else you use (or will use) these titles with your students. Happy listening!

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