Welcome to Expressions. Fall semester 2020. Please join google classroom as that is the place for all daily assignments/videos.
This class is all about public speaking. We will have to start on-line until things get back to normal (whatever that will look like) so things will go a little differently this semester than in the past.
The initial plan is to complete the following assignments/projects: Movie Review, Debate, Informative Speech, and Drama. I can't gaurentee that we will be able to get through all of these but we will try our best. The order I listed the assignments is not for sure as well. With the on-line and hybrid teaching planned...anything can change at a moments notice.
I will now explain a bit more about each assignment/project.
Movie Review = This is geared at making you think before you speak. You will pick a movie to watch and review (film yourself). The review part needs to be planned out well and practiced several times. This is based on your opinions on whichever movie you pick. Your opinions need to be backed up with examples from the film and other.
Debate = This works better when we are in-class together. One topic and two people. You are going to argue your point of view the best you can. Research and organization is a must with this one. May the best person win.
Informative Speech = You will pick a topic that you are interested in and present the information you find on that topic. Just information. No personal opinion or bias allowed with this speech.
Drama = I will save this for last in case we get to be together. Small groups working on a scene from a move, t.v. show, play or other. This is where you get to display your acting chops. You won't be graded on acting ability, just being able to memorize your lines the best you can.
I will be going over all the specific information as we get going with the semester. Let's hope we can get to all of it and most of it in person. This can be a very fun class if you are up for being in front of people.
Reasons for taking this class:
*Improving your public speaking skills.
*Trying to get over some fear you may have with public speaking.
*Trying out speaking in front of others maybe for the first time (or 2nd time).
*Trying out new things. Acting, debating others without getting angry...
Hope to see all of you soon in person.