Next, in order to learn some new information for their own "This I Believe" essays about the ocean, students will listen to a podcast from Science Friday on the "State of the Oceans."
Students will listen to two different podcasts from the National Public Radio program “This I believe.” The essays I have chosen are written by people who were driven to make an impact or do something extraordinary in the world. Both of these podcasts emphasize the idea that we--as individuals--can and have the responsibility to make a difference. After students have listened to the essays, they will be asked to consider how these “mentor texts” used voice to help the reader/listener feel the importance of the issue (mood) and understand their opinion (tone) and how they organized their ideas to engage and persuade the audience.
This superb collection of thought-provoking This I Believe essays, ..
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.