Find Your Voice


There will be times in your life when you are confronted with a difficult situation or circumstance. Challenges may be internal, based in our own thoughts, beliefs, and sometimes they are caused by disabilities. Other challenges are external, coming from people and situations. Happiness and success in college and careers is most often the result of hard work and perseverance. Successful people maintain a positive attitude when confronted with a challenge and rely upon effective problem solving skills and strategies to overcome life's obstacles.

You will write a post viewing essay comparing and contrasting the challenges faced by Norma Rae in the film "Norma Rae" with the difficulties confronting King George VI in the film "The King's Speech". You will also compare the techniques developed and utilized by each character to overcome their obstacles.

The web pages linked below provide additional information about the film and helpful resources for completing this writing assignment. Some of these readings were distributed and discussed in class previously and some are for you to review independently. Also remember to rely on your viewing journal when trying to recall specific scenes and dialogue.

"The King's Speech" Script

Lessons on Public Speaking from "The King's Speech" - Reader's Digest

"The King's Speech" as a piece of writing

"The King's Speech" (2010) IMDb

National Stuttering Association

10 Life Lessons From 'The King's Speech"

Interview Tips: Six Sloppy Speech Habits

To Lead Well, Speak Well

Marriage between Royals and Commoners: Happy Ending or Nightmare?

We're still obsessed with Wallis Simpson

The King's Speech

Churchill's speech impediment was stuttering ( fact or fiction )

The documents posted below were distributed and discussed in class. These documents include the Viewing Journal Guide, "Find Your Voice" essay question, and supplemental readings along with questions.