Some excerpts from FDR’s “Four Freedoms” speech, the State of the Union address in 1941. Political speeches were very different in those days (radio was still new; broadcast television was in its infancy).
I thought this video was pretty hilarious — but it does a good job of presenting some common practices in interviewing people for information about the attitudes and experiences.
This film, Build Your Vocabulary (1948), shows how a bumbling citizen learns to speak effectively at a town meeting.
The 20th century was a time of great proliferation of extremely tedious instructional films, many of which have been collected by San Francisco’s great treasure, the Prelinger Archive.
You may have difficulty posting videos directly to your WordPress blog.
Try these alternatives:
- YouTube, Vimeo, or some other video-hosting service. It’s easy (and free) to make an account. Post your video there and paste the link into a WordPress blog post. You can “format” the post as a Video post if you want (do this with a button on the right side of the “Add New Post” screen). —->
- You can also use Zoom — it’s actually a videoconferencing tool, but you can use it to record and host video. https://usfca.zoom.us
- If all else fails, email the videos to me using your usfca account. Google will upload the video to your Drive and send me a link. Then write a post to your blog explaining that you did this (this helps me keep track of things later on in the semester).