The Gettysburg Address (1863): Defining the American Union
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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American Equality Milestones
Has equality always existed as an unalienable right in the United States? Use this worksheet to chronicle the history and progression of equality in major documents and speeches throughout American history. The graphic organizer asks...
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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....
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Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
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The House Un-American Activities Committee
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Commemoration of the Gettysburg Battlefield
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