On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech in which he called for the reunification of East and West Berlin. While it’s remembered for its historic significance, this speech is also famous for its use of rhetoric.

Use this free lesson plan based on Reagan’s speech to introduce your students to the concept of bias, teach them how to identify an author’s purpose in a nonfiction text, and prepare them for critical reading of nonfiction texts.

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