Diamond Informative Outline

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Informative Outline Name: Date: 9/20/2007 Title: African Conflict Diamonds Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about African conflict diamonds and the problems associated with these precious stones. Preview: While learning about African conflict diamonds we will study about the effects that they have on Africa, the world, and the results that can still be seen in the world today. Type of Organizational Pattern: Topical Introduction I. “Sometimes I wonder…will God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other? Then I realize…God left this place a long time ago.” II. This was a quote from the 2006 film Blood Diamond. This film opened the eyes of the world when it displayed the many problems and hardships associated with the African diamond trade. III. Every year Africa is responsible for about half of the world’s diamond production (Boyd). A. This means that many of the diamonds in our earrings, necklaces, and watches come from Africa. IV. Today we will learn exactly what a conflict diamond is, what is being done to stop the trade of conflict diamonds, and the repercussions of conflict
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diamonds around the world. This information will help inform the world about these precious, yet deadly jewels. Transition: Now we will learn a little bit more about conflict diamonds. Body I. Conflict diamonds A. A conflict diamond is a diamond that originates from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments. (United Nations) 1. The public first learned about conflict diamonds in 1998 when a British
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