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"This I Believe" Essay

"This I Believe" Essay

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Author: Elizabeth Rowan
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CCSS ELA-Literacy W 11-12.3

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Big Idea: What is a "This I Believe" Essay?

"This I Believe" began as an NPR radio show hosted by Edward Murrow. Today, it has been revived in podcast format as well as is a common essay assignment for high school students. 

Your project needs to include 2 anecdotes, which are short stories that prove a point, as well as two instances of dialogue. You also need to include sensory details. 

Your essay can be in the following three forms:

1. 2-3 pages typed in MLA format

2. 3-5 minute YouTube video

3. 3-5 minutes podcast presentation 

REMEMBER: YOUR ESSAY SHOULD BE ABOUT ONE CORE BELIEF THAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, NOT MULTIPLE BELIEFS 


Example: Edward Murrow Introduction

Example: Student Youtube Video