Political Science

Instructions
Social Movements are only as important as the person leading them. The person(s) leading a social movement must have charisma and be able to captivate an audience. Political scientists and historians are taught to analyze body language, especially during debates and speeches.
For this assignment, you will watch Dr Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream (Links to an external site.) speech and a speech by Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matter movement (Links to an external site.) and answer questions listed below. Pay special attention to the following aspects in the two speeches.

  • Importance of body language while delivering the speech.
  • Gestures, cadence and delivery style.

Answer the following 

  1. Provide a summary of the two speeches.
  2. Compare Dr. King’s leadership, charisma, power and passion to capture his audience to Alicia Garza’s speech. What are the similarities, if any? What are the differences, if any?
  3. How does the location of the speeches support their messaging? Dr. King’s speech was held in a church and at the Lincoln Memorial, whereas today we have social networking and more avenues to relay messages. Does messaging make a difference?
  4. Describe how the audience in Dr. King’s speeches relate to the Alicia Garza’s audience. Do you see a similarity or differences in the speeches and in the audience?

Paper Requirements (APA format) 

  • Length: 2-3 pages of substantive content
  • 12 pt font
  • Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style
  • References page (a minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook and/or the weekly lesson for each course outcome) . At least one of the references should be a state constitution.
  • Title and introduction pages are present.

 


Rubric

Week 3 – Analyzing Body Language

Week 3 – Analyzing Body Language
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
15 pts
The assignment is at least 1½- 2 pages long.
13 pts
The assignment is at least 1½ pages long
11 pts
Assignment is 1 page in length
10 pts
Assignment is ½ page in length
0 pts
No effort
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary of Speeches
20 pts
Paper begins with a clear and concise summary of both speeches
17 pts
Paper provides a summary of both speeches, but more detail could be added.
15 pts
Paper provides a summary of both speeches but is short on specifics
13 pts
Paper provides a summary of one speech. Second summary and details incomplete
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLeadership and Charisma: Similarities and differences between Dr. King and Alicia Garcia’s speech
35 pts
Provides a thoughtful and clear description of the ways Dr. King and Alicia Garza capture their audience and make their points
31 pts
Provides a thoughtful description of the ways Dr. King and Alicia Garza capture audience and make their points to the audience
27 pts
Provides some description of the ways Dr. King and Alicia Garza capture audience and make their points to the audience
24 pts
Minimal description of the ways Dr. King and Alicia Garza capture audience and make their points to the audience
0 pts
No effort
35 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLocation Impact
30 pts
Clearly discusses the significance of the locations in reinforcing Dr. King’s message and that of Alicia Garza
26 pts
Discusses the significance of the locations in reinforcing Dr. King’s message and that of Alicia Garza.
23 pts
Mentions the significance of the locations in reinforcing Dr. King’s message and that of Alicia Garza
20 pts
Minimal mention of the significance of the locations in reinforcing Dr. King’s message and that of Alicia Garza
0 pts
No effort
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAudience Reaction: Compare and Contrast
35 pts
Draws clear, explicit connection between the audience reaction and Dr. King’s vocal intonations and body language in comparison/contrast to Alicia Garza.
31 pts
Draws good connection between the audience reaction and Dr. King’s vocal intonations and body language in comparison/contrast to Alicia Garza.
27 pts
Some connection between the audience reaction and Dr. King’s vocal intonations and/or body language in comparison/contrast to Alicia Garza.
24 pts
Minimal connection between the audience reaction and Dr. King’s vocal intonations and/or body language in comparison/contrast to Alicia Garza.
0 pts
No effort
35 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics and Usage
20 pts
The writing is concise, free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
17 pts
The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
15 pts
The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
13 pts
The student presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations
10 pts
The references are provided in accurate APA format.
8 pts
The references contain 1 error in APA format.
7 pts
The references contain 2 errors in APA format.
6 pts
The references contain 3 or more errors in APA format.
0 pts
No effort
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReferences
10 pts
Contains at least two references, one of which is a state constitution
8 pts
Contains at least two references, but one of the two is not a state constitution
7 pts
Contains one reference, which may or may not be a state constitution
6 pts
References have significant errors, are incorrect, or not related to the content
0 pts
No effort
10 pts
Total Points: 175