Please see the link below for the State of the Union Address transcript and video--(the full video is at the top of the page). As you watch, consider both content and form. What is our current political climate and how does that shape the content of the speech? What is the president's tone? What kinds of rhetorical tools are utilized throughout? Who is the audience? What is being pushed, are you persuaded? Etc.
Please feel free to share some reactions on the blog! We'll spend time discussing this in class, of course, but this is an easy way to get some participation points and start off conversation!