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Memorial Day--The Gettysburg Address
Students study the reasons why Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States. They examine how and why those who died for their country are honored. They memorize the Gettysburg Address and how it is used to celebrate Memorial Day.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
So You Want To Be President?
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War. In this U.S. history and literacy lesson, students read a portion of Lincoln: A Photobiography and write an editorial concerning the Emancipation Proclamation. Students rewrite the first paragraph of the Gettysburg Address after defining and finding synonyms for vocabulary words.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Identifying Parallel Structure in Sentences
Examine parallelism in sentence structure. Ninth graders review Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to find examples of parallelism, and look at the Declaration of Independence for the same. They compose an original piece of writing in which they highlight their use of parallelism by using a different colors for the text.
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Mr. Lincoln Through the Eyes of Aaron Copland
Use Aaron Copland's symphonic piece, "Lincoln Portrait" to engage learners in a cross-curricular experience. They'll listen to the piece, watch a video, read the Gettysburg Address, and write a series of fact or opinion sentences. An image of a possible finished product shows you how dynamic this lesson can be.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Gettysburg Address
Tenth graders explore Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address". They investigate the historical context, rhetorical devices and writing style of the speech. They memorize and recite the speech and compare rhetorical devices of the Gettysburg Address with other famous speeches.
10th English Language Arts
The Meaning of America: Equality
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron".
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address
Your young historians will be intrigued to read and analyze Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, which discusses the president's take on the causes of the Civil War and connections between the North and the South.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
American Equality Milestones
Has equality always existed as an unalienable right in the United States? Use this worksheet to chronicle the history and progression of equality in major documents and speeches throughout American history. The graphic organizer asks young historians to determine how equality is specifically mentioned in major national events, from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address
Thursday, November 19, 1863. The dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA. The Gettysburg Address. The full text of Lincoln’s famous speech is here for your class members to examine, to research, or to replicate. They may be surprised to learn from it, that five different versions of the speech have been documented, and that some believe that Lincoln was coming down with smallpox on the day he dedicated the cemetery honoring the fallen.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
In The Words of Abraham Lincoln...
Young scholars explore the words of Abraham Lincoln. For this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students analyze segments of "The Gettysburg Address," his annual address to Congress in 1862, and his letter to Mrs. Bixby. Young scholars conduct further research regarding the documents.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
About Abraham Lincoln
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the life of Abraham Lincoln. They read and analyze a poem, create a timeline, write an essay, research The Gettysburg Address and The Emancipation Proclamation, explore websites, and interview their parents.
5th Social Studies & History