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Students explore Civil War and Gettysburg Address using primary sources.
In this social studies activity, learners read the Gettysburg Address. Students substitute words or phrases that have the same meanings as 10 underlined phrases from the Address.
For this social studies worksheet, students 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, students 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 learning exercise, students identify the picture of United States president Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address.
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.
Students investigate the major events of the Civil War by reading and depicting the Gettysburg Address. Video clips are used to create an iMovie to enhance their background knowledge.
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.
Students investigate the Gettysburg Campaign and the major actions for each day of the battle. They read primary source documents, write a diary entry, analyze the Gettysburg Address, and write a persuasive speech regarding an issue in their community.
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.
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 plan can be.
Students research the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. In this Gettysburg lesson, 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 examine Lincoln's life. In this U.S. history lesson, students examine facts about Abraham Lincoln and then complete 6 extension activities that require them to complete research regarding the Civil War.
In this American Civil War worksheet, students paraphrase the 6 noted sections of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address speech.
Middle schoolers apply information found in Lincoln's speeches, especially The Gettysburg Address, to create a persuasive speech on a current topic.
Fifth graders explore the Gettysburg Address. They discuss the events around the Civil War and research the Gettysburg Address using electronic resources and answer questions about the speech. Students discuss their answers with classmates.
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.

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