Middle schoolers 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.
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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...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt from the Diary of Union Soldier Samuel Cormany
Young historians read and analyze a soldier's direct account of his participation in the battle of Gettysburg, as well as consider the overall strategy and tactics taken by the Union and Confederate troops.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan
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....
4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Battle of Gettysburg Map
Come explore the bloodiest battle of the Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg. But don't worry, there's no blood in this interactive map. Instead, users look at the sites where battles took place from start to finish while viewing old and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Battle of Gettysburg
History comes to life with an interactive resource about the most devastating — and most famous — battle of the Civil War. Learn about the three-day battle that took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, prior to Abraham Lincoln's iconic...
16 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable