In this week-long unit, students will read Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" speech, his "2nd Inaugural Address", a biography providing a presidential profile, and Walt Whitman's famous "O Captain! My Captain!" poem. Students will use cooperative learning to tackle comprehension questions about these texts, generate responses to essay prompts, complete graphic organizers, peer edit, paraphrase and summarize chunked text, determine meanings of new vocabulary terms in context, create a character web, and analyze thematic similarities between texts, with suggestions for gallerywalks, enrichment activities, and homework assignments provided. Answer key, video links, and supplemental resource links included. These interdisciplinary activities are meant to deepen knowledge, with the last day of the lesson plan having students examine Lincoln's role in pop culture, and his enduring legacy. Recommended for middle school and up, in ELA or Social Studies classrooms.