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100 Persuasive Speech Topics for Students
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100 Persuasive Speech Topics for Students

There is a small but important difference between planning a persuasive speech and writing a persuasive essay. First, if you are planning a persuasive speech, you should think about a topic that can engage your audience. For this reason, you may want to consider a few topics before settling on the one that allows you to be more descriptive and entertaining.

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Protocol for Flying the American Flag on Memorial Day

The American flag is flown at half-staff anytime the nation is mourning. The proper protocol for flying the American Flag on Memorial Day slightly differs from other occasions when flags are flown at half-staff. On Memorial Day, flags are quickly raised to full-staff position and then slowly lowered to half-staff, where they remain from sunrise until noon to honor the dead servicemen and women of this country.
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World War II: Douglas TBD Devastator

Length: 35 ft. Wingspan: 50 ft. Height: 15 ft. 1 in. Wing Area: 422 sq. ft. Empty Weight: 6,182 lbs. Loaded Weight: 9,862 lbs. Crew: 3 Number Built: 129 Performance Power Plant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-64 Twin Wasp radial engine, 850 hp Range: 435-716 miles Max Speed: 206 mph Ceiling: 19,700 ft. Armament Power Plant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-64 Twin Wasp radial engine, 850 hp Range: 435-716 miles Max Speed: 206 mph Ceiling: 19,700 ft.
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A Teacher's Basic Guide to Making a Referral

A referral is a process or steps a teacher takes to get extra assistance for a student with whom they work directly on a regular basis. In most schools, there are three distinct types of referrals: referrals for disciplinary issues, referrals for special education evaluations, and referrals to receive counseling services.
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Book Review of "The Reader" by Bernhard Schlink

If you are looking for a book that is a fast read and a real page-turner that leaves you craving others to discuss its moral ambiguity with, "The Reader" by Bernhard Schlink is a great choice. It was an acclaimed book published in Germany in 1995 and its popularity spiked when it was chosen for Oprah's Book Club.
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Mendelevium Facts

Mendelevium is a radioactive synthetic element with atomic number 101 and element symbol Md. It is expected to be a solid metal at room temperature, but since it is the first element that can't be produced in large quantities by neutron bombardment, macroscopic samples of Md have not been produced and observed.
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The Roman Republic's 3 Branches of Government

From the Founding of Rome in about 753 BCE until 509 BCE, Rome was a monarchy, ruled by kings. In 509 (or so), the Romans expelled their Etruscan kings and established the Roman Republic. Having witnessed the problems of the monarchy on their own land, and oligarchy and democracy among the Greeks, the Romans opted for a mixed constitution, which kept elements of all three types of government.
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Is Warp Drive From Star Trek Possible?

One of the key plot devices in nearly every "Star Trek" episode and movie is the ability of starships to travel at lightspeed and beyond. This happens thanks to a propulsion system known as warp drive . It sounds "science-fictiony" and it is. Warp drive doesn't actually exist, yet. However, in theory, some version of this propulsion system could be created from the idea-given enough time, money, and materials.
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5 Social Emotional Competencies All Students Need

There are many different ways students experience stress in schools, from standardized or high stakes testing to bullying. In order to better equip students with the emotional skills they will need while they are in school, once they leave school and enter the workforce. Many schools are adopting programs to help support Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).
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Cultivation Theory

Cultivation theory proposes that repeated exposure to media over time influences perceptions of social reality. Originated by George Gerbner in the 1960s, this theory is most frequently applied to television viewing and suggests that frequent television viewers' perceptions of the real world become reflective of the most common messages advanced by fictional television.
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French and Indian War: Major General James Wolfe

Major General James Wolfe was one of Britain's most famous commanders during the French and Indian/Seven Years' War (1754 to 1763). Entering the army at a young age, he distinguished himself during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740 to 1748) as well as aided in putting down the Jacobite Rising in Scotland.
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How to Remember Dates for a Test - Memorization

Dates are often difficult to remember because they seem so random and obscure unless we can relate them to something specific. For instance, the American Civil War started in 1861, but unless you have a strong interest in the specific timeline of the war, you might not see anything distinctive about this date that would separate it from any other.
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Profile on Texas Education and Schools

Every state adheres to a different set of rules and regulations regarding education. State governments seem to take varying approaches on almost every education and school-related piece of legislation. Hot issues such as standardized testing, charter schools, teacher certification, and school vouchers are handled differently in each state.
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Sample Report Card Comments for Social Studies

Writing a meaningful report card comment is no easy feat, made more difficult by the fact that you must do this 20 times or more depending on your class size. Teachers must find phrases that accurately and succinctly summarize a student's progress, usually for every subject. Determining how best to deliver both positive and negative news through report card comments is a unique challenge but it becomes easier when you have a list of helpful phrases to fall back on.
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The President's Cabinet

Clearly one of the most popular homework assignments in America -- "Name the president's Cabinet." The Cabinet-level departments are listed here in order of presidential succession. Department of State Secretary of State: Mike Pompeo Web Address: http://www.state.gov/ Department of Treasury Secretary of the Treasury: Steven Mnuchin Web Address: http://www.
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Titanis Facts and Figures

To many avid horror fans, Titanis will be familiar as the predatory bird in James Robert Smith's best-selling novel "The Flock". This prehistoric bird could certainly wreak its share of mayhem: at eight feet tall and 300 pounds (give or take a few inches and pounds for possible sexually dimorphic differences between males and females), the early Pleistocene Titanis closely resembled its theropod dinosaur forebears that went extinct 60 million years before, especially considering its puny arms, massive head and beak, fully bipedal posture, and long-taloned, grasping hands.
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1998: Omagh Bombing - a History of the Omagh Bombing in Northern Ireland

On August 15, 1998, the Real IRA committed the most lethal act of terrorism in Northern Ireland to date. A car bomb set off in the center of town in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 29 and wounded hundreds. Who : Real IRA (Real Irish Republican Army) Where : Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland When : August 15, 1998 The Story On August 15, 1998, members of the paramilitary Real Irish Republican Army parked a maroon car packed with 500 lbs of explosives outside a store on the main shopping street of Omagh, a town in Northern Ireland.
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The Importance of Maintaining Professionalism in Schools

Professionalism is a quality that every educator and school employee should possess. Administrators and teachers represent their school district and should do so at all times in a professional manner. This includes being mindful that you are still a school employee even outside of school hours. Honesty and Integrity All school employees should also be aware that they are almost always being watched by students and other community members.
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How Long Can an FBI Director Serve?

FBI directors are limited to serving no more than 10 years in the position unless granted a special exception by the president and Congress. The 10-year term limit for the Federal Bureau of Investigations chief executive has been in place since 1973. How Long Can You Be FBI Director? The term limit for FBI directors was put into place following J.
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House and Senate Agendas and Resources

The House of Representatives and the Senate make up the two “chambers” of the Legislative Branch of the United States federal government. Their daily agendas of legislative business are determined by their presiding officers. In the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House sets the daily agenda, while the Senate's legislative calendar is set by the Senate majority leader in consultation with the chairmen and ranking members of the various Senate committees.
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Barack Obama's Two Terms as President

President Barack Obama served two terms in the White House and ended up being more popular than his predecessor, George W. Bush, at the time he left office, according to public opinion polls. But Obama's popularity didn't mean he could have run for a third term, as some conspiracy theorists suggested.
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