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SPC 1608 (Dr. Pierre): Informative & Persuasive Speeches: Databases for Persuasive Speech

Research for Persuasive Speech

Issues and Controversies 

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Curriculum Tools for Students:

  • Analyzing Historical Documents
  • Completing a Historical Document Worksheet
  • Evaluating Online Sources

Opposing Viewpoints: Gale in Context 

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