I have found this activity incredibly useful for getting students to understand the rules of rhetoric. The speaking and listening activity (document 3) which follows is amazingly good fun and very good for getting high quality work for students. Individual presentation or role play.
Grade 10 English Lesson Plans | Persuasive Speeches and Rhetoric
Subject English Language Arts — Speaking and Listening
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity, Handout
I love these people that you used for speeches! This makes it even more interesting.