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Ch 27: Social Studies Presentation Skills

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll review simple lessons that go over basic social studies presentation methods. Use these lessons to improve your research and public speaking skills for a presentation, an exam or fun.

Social Studies Presentation Skills - Chapter Summary

If you need to improve your presentation skills for a social studies class, this chapter can help you out. This collection of fun video lessons shows several research and public speaking methods that are designed to strengthen your abilitiy to deliver strong social studies presentations. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Quote, paraphrase and summarize research
  • Develop thesis statements
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • Use visual aids to enhance public speaking presentations
  • Adapt to your audience
  • Recognize persuasive speech organization patterns
  • Identify the parts of an argument
  • Integrate reasoning and evidence to support claims

If you want to check your understanding of these social studies presentation concepts, try the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Study at your leisure, and remember that our instructors will be happy to answer questions. You can also print out the lesson transcripts for future reference.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: Social Studies Presentation Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research

1. Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research

Quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing are three important skills to master for writing in the academic and business world. These skills will help support claims and add credibility to your work.

Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic

2. Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic

The thesis statement is a vital part of your speech. In this lesson, learn how to create a thesis statement and identify problems in existing thesis statements.

Clarifying Questions: Definition & Examples

3. Clarifying Questions: Definition & Examples

Clarifying questions might be one of the most valuable tools to help you better understand information, eliminate confusion during a discussion or keep yourself from getting punched in the nose.

Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

4. Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

Giving a speech can be nerve-wracking, and it might seem easy to just skip the visual aids. In this lesson, we'll discuss why that's a bad idea, why visual aids are important, and what elements make a great visual aid.

Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

5. Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

Preparing for your speech is only one way in which a speaker can ensure audience adaptation. You need a keen eye for non-verbal cues during and after the speech to determine whether your audience is paying attention.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

6. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.

Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

7. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.

How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence

8. How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence

What makes an essay persuasive? How can you convince people that your position is the stronger side? In this lesson, we'll explore reasons and evidence and how to use them in a persuasive essay to convince others to support your side.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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