This lesson will allow students to investigate several components of speeches during Taft’s campaign. As a final product, after noticing the content of Taft’s speeches, students will construct their own either by writing them on paper, or by making notes and performing their own speech in a mock campaign.
Students will define basic elements of the speeches of William Taft. Students will construct their own campaign strategy, focusing on speech construction and delivery.
- Sound recordings of William Taft’s speeches:
- A brief explanation of Taft’s campaigning and the Progressive party:
- The speeches and campaigns:
- William Taft biography:
This lesson was developed by Marian Maxfield, KentStateUniversity.