Amelia Earhart's disappearance while attempting to fly around the world continues to be a mystery. Find out about her last flight and report your findings to your class. Start the research for your report by browsing through these sites.
For many students, researching and writing an oral report are the easy parts; standing in front of the class and delivering it is the big challenge. Just about everybody gets the jitters before speaking in public. To overcome stage fright, try the following tips.
- Rehearse. The more you practice your reportin front of the mirror, with a friend, or with a family memberthe more confident you will feel giving it.
- Try to relax. Before your speech, take slow, deep breaths. If possible, move: walk around, stretch your arms, touch your toes. Relaxing your body helps calm your mind.
- Fake it. Act as if you feel completely comfortable as you stand in front of the class. Smile confidently, stand tall, and try to look relaxed. After a few minutes, you'll probably fool yourself.