This is day 2 of a two-day activity. Today, students will mimic Murray’s style of combining two stories, their own speech, and their friend’s speech to create their own “TED Talk”.
Students will be able to:
- Create a “TED talk” that utilizes both their own and their partner’s stories about feeling empowered.
Liz Murray’s TED Talk their own and their partner stories from lesson 1
|This is day 2 of a two-lesson cycle. Today, they will mimic Murray’s style of combining two stories, and use their story and their partners’ story to create their own “TED Talk”.|
Brainstorming and Drafting
|Differentiation: Some students may need guiding questions to help them structure their talk.
|If students are working in groups of 2 and each talk is 2-3 minutes long, this could look like:
You will have to plan logistically to find time for students to deliver their talks to the class.
|If it is not necessary for every student to be assessed on their talk, you can have volunteers deliver their talk whole-group. If you want or need every student to deliver their talk, they can break the group up into small groups and have multiple students delivering their talk concurrently to groups of 5 or more. You could also use peer assessment in this larger group structure as well as circulate during this time to assess final student talks. Alternatively, you can build in student time to give these talks as a class opener in future days, or use more than one class block to complete the delivery of talks.|
Give students 5 minutes to reflect on and discuss aspects of their peers’ talks that were meaningful to them.
Thank students for sharing their stories. You can also include time for “shoutouts”, or space for students to publicly recognize other students’ outstanding work.
Connections to Other Emotions
This lesson can also be used for passionate/purposeful as well as proud/accomplished. The activities in this lesson build the emotion of connected/supported as well.
Criteria for Success/Formative Assessment
Students will produce brief TED Talks that…
- Effectively incorporate both their own and their partner’s story.
- Convey an inspirational and engaging message.
- Make intentional choices in style and delivery that enhances the message.