Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln

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Was Honest Abe a president whose chief interest was in the people? Young historians read his inaugural address and decide for themselves before responding to six short answer questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners analyze the text to see what the most common words Lincoln used in his inauguration speech
  • Instruct learners to consult reference materials 
  • Ensure pupils highlight their answers within the text to demonstrate understanding of the answers they wrote
Classroom Considerations

  • Best suited for a US history class, on Inauguration Day, or during the week of Presidents' Day
  • Intended for older learners that can make connections of concepts within a text
Pros

  • Has individuals making text-to-world connections about Lincoln's speech
Cons

  • None