The Gettysburg Address (1863): Defining the American Union
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Students explore the Gettysburg Address. In this U. S. history lesson, students examine Abraham Lincoln's speech and it's themes of freedom, equality, and emancipation.
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Analyzing the Inaugural Address
Get high school historians to step outside their own shoes by responding to JFK's inaugural address from the perspective of a civil rights activist, a soviet diplomat, or a Cuban exile. After a class discussion about the address, the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Gettysburg
The poignant words of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address echoed over the dedication of a battlefield to the fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for the victory. High schoolers watch the pivotal moment in an informative and...
17 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Entire Civil War
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...
27 mins 8th - 12th 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
Neil deGrasse Tyson Replies to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
A Word Fitly Spoken: Lincoln's Most Famous Speeches on Union
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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
American Civil War History - Part 3/3
It's April 3, 1865, and Robert E. Lee's troops are all but surrounded. After four years of fighting, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant sit down together to discuss terms of surrender. This resource, part three of three, glances over the...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History