Choices and Commitments: The Soldiers at Gettysburg
Students describe the Gettysburg Campaign and the major actions of the armies during each day of the battle. They analyze the motives, actions, and experiences of several participants in the battle and evaluate the Gettysburg Address.
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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
An incredibly detailed and focused resource, this cross-curricular unit uses text dependent questions, primary sources, and close reading to help readers interpret and analyze the content and structure of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg...
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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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