Gettysburg Address

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 ways Abraham Lincoln's words are relevant to today's society.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect the lesson between language arts and social studies for a thorough exploration into the informational text
  • Use the final discussion question as a writing prompt to assess learning
  • Create stations with various primary sources and videos for small groups to rotate through
Classroom Considerations

  • Adaptable to any grade level, but most applicable to middle or high school curriculum
Pros

  • Provides all necessary videos, worksheets, presentations, and auxiliary materials for the lesson
  • Includes modification ideas for different audiences
Cons

  • None
Common Core