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This ESPN 30 for 30 short film can be watched on vimeo and is 31:40. This segment can be shown as part of a high school US History class to show how baseball helped America heal following 9/11.
Prior to watching the clip, a teacher can review the branches of government. Discuss the different roles of the president.
- What are the 3 branches of government?
- What are the roles of each branch?
- What are the most important roles of the President?
A teacher can also introduce or reinforce the concept of “continuity and change” to explain how a president communicates with the citizens from fireside side chats, speeches, and now social media.
Primary Source Analysis: Teachers can have the students analyze the speech. This American Rhetoric link includes the video and text of the speech. A teacher may want to print out the speech and have the students answer questions.
Below are few questions students might answer:
- What is the main purpose of the 1st paragraph?
- What is the main message of paragraph #2?
- What is message of the last sentence? “We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.”
- What is the goal of the concluding 2 paragraphs?