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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Informative Speech Sample (CCC)

Sample informative speech, some formatting may be altered in blog post. Thank you for Melissa Zubiate, who wrote this outline and delivered the speech this term...

Informative Speech Narration

Once the speech is finished, one should understand and know the key points about the civilian conservation corp. and hopefully develop an appreciation for this program. The speech will cover the introduction of the civilian conservation corp., the requirements that the enrollees must met and, the design of the civilian conservation camps, some of the civilian conservation camps accomplishment, and the end of the civilian conservation corp. program. There will be visual to show the audience pictures of the people and environment of the Civilian conservation corp.

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Informative- Thumbnail Outline

Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)

Video clip (intro/ visual aid)
When the CCC started
Criteria that enrollees must met
Camps were based off of a military design
Pictures- of the living styles (visual aid)
CCC Opportunities
 The thing that the CCC built
Pictures- of the men at work
The end of the CCC & accomplishments (visual aid)
Calendar (visual aid)
DVD (visual aid)

Title: Civilian Conservation Crop (CCC)

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the CCC and their accomplishments.

Thesis: The Civilian Conservation Corp gave jobs to millions of men and gave future generations our national and state parks that we know today.

30” Video Intro
               I.         On March 3rd, 1933, When Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke the nation in his first Inaugural Address he stated, “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work”.(Roosevelt, 1933)
             II.          When he spoke to our nation on that day, he already had a few programs in mind, these programs were known as the “New Deal”.
           III.         Within the “The New Deal”, there is one program which seems to have left a positive and lasting impression on this nation.
           IV.         That program was the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), originally known as the Emergency Conservation Work (ECW). (Group, 1999)
             V.         The Civilian Conservation Corp gave jobs to millions of men and gave future generations our national and state parks, the parks that we know today.

Transition: This program came to life in a fast manner.

      I.         In the beginning of March of 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) got set into motion.
A.   On March 9th 1933, President Roosevelt called Congress into emergency session, to hear and authorize the program (Civilian, 2010)
B.    The Senate Bill S.598 was introduced on March 27th 1933, and it passed both house of congress
C.    It was later then signed on March 31st, 1933, by president
D.   On April 5, 1933, President Roosevelt appointed Robert Fechner as Director of Emergency Conservation Work (Porter, 1934)
E.    Within seven weeks after Robert Fechner was appointed director of the ECW the United States Military had established 1,315 camps across the United States (Poter,1933)
Transition: There were certain criterias that must be met in order to get into the CCC
    II.         Congress had one requirement, that is you to be  a male US citizen
A.   The program set its own set of standers that the enrollee must meet:
1.     Must be between the age of 17- 25
2.     Unmarried
3.     Unemployed
4.     And had pass a physical
B.    Once the men were accepted they would be sent to a civilian conservation camp somewhere in the nation.
C.    The camps were based off of the military design.
1.     They slept in barracks
2.     Eat in mess halls
3.     And did morning work out
Power Point (pictures)
Transition: These men found hope in the Civilian Conservation Corp, when hope was scarce during the Great Depression.
  III.         The Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) was an amazing opportunity for the men who joined.
A.   They were given a chance to work and make money to help take care of their families
1.     The men were paid $30 dollars a month
2.     $25 of which was sent home to their families.
3.     They were also provided a place to live
4.     3 square meals a day and clothes
B.    They were taught the value of hard work and making a honest living
C.    They were also given an opportunity to get an education.
1.     Most men were illiterate going into the  Civilian Conservation Corp, they had the opportunity to learned to read (CCC Legacy)
a)     Thanks to the Civilian Conservation Corp, 35,000 men were taught to read. (Research, 1997)
2.       Vocational training after their work day was done
a)     These men had the option to learn trades and skills that they could take with them through their lives

Transition: These men were involved in jobs that they could be proved of.
  IV.         These men helped developed our nation Parks the way we know them today.
A.   They build camp sites in our state and national parks (Primary, 1999)
B.    Ranger stations (Primary, 1999)
C.    Fire roads (Primary, 1999)
1.     The same fire roads that firefighters use today when there are fires in the forest.
D.   Roads and Bridges (Primary, 1999)
E.    As well as reforest our nation
1.     The planted over 3 million trees through the duration of the program
a)     Helped Stopped soil erosion
Pictures of the CCC men at work
Transition: In 1942 our nation became involved in World War II, and by that time our nation needed the men and the money, that was going to the Civilian Conservation Corp.

    V.         By July 1st, 1942 the CCC was abolished(page, 1985)
A.   The CCC had about 2.5 a million men work in the camps throughout the duration of the program.
B.    CCC ran for 9 years and about 3 months and in that time they accomplished (Page, 1985)
1.     Planted over 3 million trees (Resources, ND)
2.     46,000 bridges (Resources, ND)
3.     Erected more than 27,000 miles of fences (Resources, ND)
4.     Stocked rivers and lake with more than 1 billion fish (Resources, ND)
5.     Halted soil erosion on more than 20 million acres of land (Resources, ND)
6.     And developed more than 800 state and national parks (Resources, ND)
Transition: In a dark time there was some good that came from it.
I.               When our nation was in the “Great Depression”, President Roosevelt created a program, called the Civilian Conservation Corp.
II.              This program gave jobs to over 2.5 million men throughout the 9years and 3 months that this program was up and running.
III.           The program also built up our nations national and state parks, and helped reforest this nation.
IV.           March 31st, has been designated as the “National Civilian Conservation Corp Day. (Library, 2003)
V.             This year when March 31st rolls around please remember the program and the men who gave us our national parks as we know them today.


Civilian Conservation Corp Legacy (3/07/2010). CCC Brief History. Retrieved March15, 2010 from, 

Library of Congress,(2003). Congressional Record-Senate. Retrieved March 2, 2010 from, 

Paige, John C.(1985)The Civilian Conservation Corpand the Nation Pak Service, 1933-1942: An Administration History. U.S. Department of the interior, Washington D.C

Porter, Major John A.(1934). The Enchanted Forest. Retrieved March 16, 2010 from,

Resources 4 Educators the Portal to Texas History(N.D.) Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Retrieved March 16, 2010 from,

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (3/4/1933). Inaugural Address. Retrieved March 13, 2010 form,

Smithsonian (3/14/2007). National Museum of American History Acquires Civilian Conservation Corps Collection  Retrieved March 16,2010 from,


Anonymous said...

THank you Professor Lynch for this.

Dulcenea Leae
COM101HN 4041

Anonymous said...

Excellent example. Thanks for sharing.

Jill Pentkowski
Com 101

Anonymous said...

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Shawn Chaytor
Section #4044

Britny Nieznanski 4049 said...

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A Carlos Com 101-4049 said...

Puts everything into perspective, I guess I was making a mountain out of a mole-hill. Thanks Art.
A. Carlos Com 101-4049

Anonymous said...

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Kristian Magtanong
com 101
section 4049

holly knowlton com 101 4080 said...

yes thank you! this is very similar to how my "rough draft" informtive speech outline looks. definitely clears some things up that i wasnt quite sure about.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. This will greatly assist in my informative speech.

Jesse Steele
Com 101
Section 4080

fred said...

Okay great, I think I understand now. Thanks professor.

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Erin Penman
Mon 6-8:50

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Taylor Bishop
Com 101

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