General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: I would like to inform you my audience on three of the historical places you could visit on a trip to Russia. Central Idea: The Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Moscow Kremlin are among the most significant historical landmarks in Moscow, Russia.
Organizational Pattern: Topical
I. The world has wondered what to believe about Russia for centuries. The country has been known to have unbelievable riches, tyrants, great minds, beautiful ballets and indescribable poverty. St. Basil Cathedral, the Moscow Kremlin, the Red Square. II. After long conversations with my friend Kelly who traveled to Russia to adopt her son, I became intrigued by the places she visited and wanted to know more. III. Today I am going to share with you what I have learned on www.moscow.info, www.moscow-life.com, and www.sacred destinations.com while researching the places Kelly visited while in Russia. A. What significance do St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Moscow Kremlin, and the Red Square have on Russia’s and the world’s history? B. When were they built, and where are they?
Transition: Now let’s take a walk through Moscow and learn about the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Moscow Kremlin. Body:
I. Red Square located on the site of the city’s old market place. The core of Moscow; it has been a place for celebrating, religious festivals, public gatherings, government announcements, even executions. A. Established in the 15th century under Ivan III’s rule, originally called Trinity Square after the Trinity Cathedral. B. The square has seen display’s of military might. In 1941 lines of Russian tanks rolled through on the way to confrontation with the Germans. Lenin’s Transition: Now let’s continue onto the St. Basil’s Cathedral. II. St. Basil’s Cathedral was constructed from 1555 to 1560 during the reign of Ivan the terrible. In 1588 Tsar Fydor Ivanovich added...
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