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47 resources with the concept the gettysburg address

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Slavery and Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do nineteenth-century texts by African American and Native American writers contribute to the country's ideals of freedom and individuality? Learners explore the topic by watching and discussing a video, reading biographies, writing...
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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
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Civil War Overview: Elementary Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How do you teach the Civil War and all its intricacies within the time limits of an average school day? Using a three-part plan, teachers easily integrate coverage of key Civil War battles into the unit. The lesson includes activities to...
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Gettysburg Address: Abraham Lincoln's Greatest Speech

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Most Americans have heard of the Gettysburg Address, but may not know what it means and why is it so important. Following guidance and scaffolded prompts, scholars analyze the short document that left an undeniable impact on the American...
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On This Day: Gettysburg Address

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Gettysburg Address was a short speech—only about two minutes in length—but its reach has been long. Video segments from a panel of scholars, an historian talking about the printing of the speech, a re-enactment of the speech, and a...
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Lincoln’s Speeches

For Students 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln is responsible for uniting the states during the most tumultuous periods in American history, and for his elegant oratory that kept the Union believing in its cause. Young histoians analyze various speeches by America's...
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Civil War Trust Animated Map: Entire Civil War

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The four years of the Civil War resulted in 620,000 American deaths, which was 2% of the population in 1865 — the equivalent of which would be 6.5 million people in 2016. If you're interested in the Civil War and have 27 minutes to...
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Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 9th Standards
Looking for an assessment that reveals how well readers understand complex text? Check out an assessment module based on "The Gettysburg Address." Pupils are asked to craft an essay that demonstrates their understanding not only of the...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Time Line Research Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Though Abraham Lincoln's life was tragically cut short, it was filled with accomplishments and inspiring moments that continue to influence American democracy. Explore the ways the 16th president of the United States made his way from a...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Replies to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
President Abraham Lincoln may not be the first name that comes up when discussing scientific advancement in the last two centuries, but Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson believes that Lincoln's efforts during the Civil War paved the way...
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A Word Fitly Spoken: Lincoln's Most Famous Speeches on Union

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's words carried American democracy through one of its most tenuous and violent moments in the nation's short history. Explore an interactive timeline that places events of the 19th century in the context of Lincoln's...
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Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Gettysburg Address may have been four score and seven years ago, but its message is still as relevant today. Young historians explore the context of the famous speech, as well as its central theme and argument, before discussing the...
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The Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Examine the legacy of some of the most influential speeches in American history with a series of history activities. Learners study George Washington's inaugural speech, Frederick Douglass's speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of...
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Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Even though two passages discuss the same topic, they contain different facts and details. Scholars analyze two reading passages about the Gettysburg Address and list the ways they are the same and different.
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Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Study the Gettysburg Address with young learners. American history comes alive as your class takes a closer look at the Gettysburg Address. They examine the reasons why it was given, summarize its parts, and discuss its relevance today....
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Preppy Prepositions

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Complete grammar activities including identifying prepositions, expanding sentences using prepositional phrases, and distinguishing prepositions and adverbs. Small groups analyze the last three lines of the Gettysburg Address using their...
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Gettysburg Readdressed

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the creation of The Gettysburg Address set within a modern context. They read the entire speech and then brainstorm to create modern ideas that are similar. Students compose a modern...
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Abraham Lincoln: Holding the Nation Together

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Put on your stove pipe hat and step into the shoes of Abraham Lincoln with the first in this series of three reader's theater scripts. From a press conference and personal conversation with his wife, to his famous "Gettysburg Address,"...
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The Gettysburg Address

For Students 5th - 6th
In 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...
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The Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 6th
Who was Abraham Lincoln, and what is the Gettysburg Address? Sixth graders participate in a seminar where they read and analyze the Gettysburg Address and its importance. The role of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War is also...
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Comprehending The Gettysburg Address

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Gettysburg Address instructional activity, students read passages from the Gettysburg Address, identify bold words, and answer short answer questions. Students complete 5 problems.
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Commemoration of the Gettysburg Battlefield: The Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore Civil War and Gettysburg Address using primary sources.
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Commemoration of the Gettysburg Battlefield

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use a multimedia project, The Valley of the Shadow: Two American Communities in the Civil War, to create a presentation about the significance of the Gettysburg Address. They work on expert teams to explore the interactive...
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Making the Branches of Government Relevant

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A discussion of the three branches of government can be a fascinating experience.