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Students research the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. In this Gettysburg lesson plan, students analyze journals and letters written by the Gettysburg soldiers. Students define Civil War soldier vocabulary words. Students compare and contrast the two drafts of the Gettysburg Address, learn about the leaders of the war in a power point, rewrite 3 paragraphs of the Gettysburg Address, and complete a creative project.
Students explore the words of Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students analyze segments of "The Gettysburg Address," his annual address to Congress in 1862, and his letter to Mrs. Bixby. Students conduct further research regarding the documents.
Students explore the impact of September 11 on American society through analysis of interviews and class discussions. Students evaluate the historic importance of the Gettysburg Address.
Third graders write expository essays using the FCAT writing prompt format and the FCAT scoring method and rubric after reading Across Five Aprils and a study of the Gettysburg Address.
In this Gettysburg Address activity, students read passages from the Gettysburg Address, identify bold words, and answer short answer questions. Students complete 5 problems.
Students explore Civil War and Gettysburg Address using primary sources.
In this social studies worksheet, students read the Gettysburg Address. Students substitute words or phrases that have the same meanings as 10 underlined phrases from the Address.
In this social studies activity, learners learn about Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address by first reading an information paragraph about the history of the speech. Students then read the complete text of the speech. There are no questions.
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.
In this Gettysburg Address worksheet, learners read Lincoln's famous speech and respond to 9 short answer and fill in the blank questions about it. The text of the speech is not included.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 3 paragraph selection regarding the Gettysburg Address. Students respond to 4 multiple choice questions.
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students identify the picture of United States president Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address.
With a nice description of what the standard means, an idea for a class activity, and a quiz with answers, this resource should deepen your (and your pupils') understanding of the targeted Common Core standard. The provided activity is not very detailed, but does include ideas of themes to cover when assigning famous works of historical non-fiction. You might consider the quiz as a pre-assessment or a jumping-off point for creating more detailed curriculum.
Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," which is available online, is used in the language lesson presented here. Middle schoolers read through the text for comprehension. Then, they reread the first paragraph and identify all the words with positive, and negative, connotations. They list the words and phrases in a T-chart. Once they have completed the chart and listed all of the positive and negative words, they identify the column of words that have the greater emotion and impact. Finally, pupils write a summary of their thoughts on the word choices Lincoln made for the famous speech.
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed for review, as well as the elements of drama, stories, and literature. Concepts for MLA format and grammar finish the worksheet. Use the study guide as a way to plan your semester, substituting any stories or concepts that you cover instead.
Students listen to and compare the first sentence of the Gettysburg Address spoken in different languages. They also compare frequency readings for each and discuss how the brain interprets spoken words.
Students create a movie that includes both sound and pictures of the Gettysburg Address using iMovie, digital cameras, and copies of the Gettysburg Address. Extensive examples of student works are given.
Students create 8 inch, or bigger, clay sculptures of the human form in this Art lesson introducing clay sculpting techniques. The works of artists studied in preparation include Henry Moore, Michelangelo, Degas, Rodin and John Quincy Adams Ward.
Students consider Lincoln's perspective. In this presidential perspectives lesson, students explore the political thoughts of Lincoln through a series of lessons that make use of primary source analysis. They hypothesize and take a position to a question, and research to write to that purpose.
In this Abraham Lincoln instructional activity, 4th graders read a time line of events in Lincoln's life and fill in 16 blanks based on the time line. The blanks are in the context of a paragraph with sentence clues.

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