American Speeches Speech Document Analysis for U.S. History BUNDLED SET!

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    This great collection of American Speeches for a Government, U.S. History, or Civics Class will save you time and stress as you prepare your students for primary source analysis and historical inquiry!

    A BUNDLED SET of 10 American Speech Analysis Handouts on the greatest speeches in American History.

    Each 1-page handout provides the original American Speech transcript (excerpt) as well as the document image for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of American documents ranging from Washington's Inaugural Address to Reagan's "Tear Down That Wall" speech.

    Includes following Speeches: (Also available individually in my store)

    1789 Washington's Inaugural Address

    1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Declaration of Sentiments

    1863 Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    1918 Wilson's 14 Points

    1941 FDR's War on Japan (Infamy) Speech

    1947 Marshall Plan Address

    1957 Eisenhower's Desegregation Speech

    1961 JFK's Inaugural Address

    1963 MLK's I Have A Dream Speech

    1987 Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" Speech

    Skills Practiced:

    Primary Source Analysis

    Historical Thinking

    Cause & Effect

    Historical Inquiry

    Each includes a significance wrap-up question in which students utilize all of the information to explain the significance of the speech.

    Answer Key is Provided!

    All images and other primary sources collected from Library of Congress, National Archives or public domain.

    Document image is not clear for text reading as all text is in reading block, but is provided for students to see actual document and to evaluate larger content such as dates and format.

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    Handouts are available individually in my store, but enjoy substantial savings with this Bundled Set!

    Great for use as a homework extension activity, for NTI days, for school closings due to weather, flu or other illness, and as a homebound student resource.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
    Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
    Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.


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