In The Spotlight
2018 Dr. Roger F. Harris Oratorical Society & the Professor Charles J. Ogletree Center for Debate and Discourse
BRCPS 3rd through 6th Grade scholars performed in this year’s Dr. Roger F. Harris Oratorical Society. Starting in September, scholars chose, memorized, and rehearsed famous speeches. Working with their teachers, the scholars learned about the history of the speeches, the context of what they discussed, and those who created them. They also learned to perform them from memory infront of a live audience with clarity, conviction, and feeling.
Scholars also participated in the Professor Charles J. Ogletree Center debates. Students from grades 3-6 developed their critical thinking, writing and public speaking skills by researching, developing lines of reasoning, and presenting their arguments on topics of their own choosing in front of a live audience.