The Great Communicator Files

Go behind the scenes of the presidential speech writing team to examine how presidential speeches are written and delivered.

These units include original documents, notes from the president in his own handwriting and video of some of the most famous presidential speeches.

A student workbook, teacher answer guide, and “connecting to standards” information accompanies each Great Communicator File unit.


Pointe du Hoc Speech

One of two World War II commemorative speech files available in this series; the Pointe du Hoc speech file makes an excellent addition to any unit on World War II; presidential speech making; and commemorative speeches. Click here to download all Pointe Du Hoc files in a single .zip file.


Omaha Beach Speech

The second of two World War II commemorative speech files available in this series; the Omaha Beach speech file makes an excellent addition to any unit on World War II; presidential speechmaking; and commemorative speeches. Click here to download all Omaha Beach files in a single .zip file.


Challenger Speech 

When crisis strikes, the Commander in Chief is expected to address the nation.  Click here to download all Challenger Speech files in a single .zip file.