Close Reading the Gettysburg Address - Does It Have Meaning Today?

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Challenge your students to decipher the meaning of the Gettysburg Address and determine if Lincoln’s speech has meaning for America today. The lesson begins with the class solving an inquiry riddle to lead the students to this speech. Next, the class will read a brief history of the Battle of Gettysburg and the formation of the Gettysburg Cemetery. Pairs will then close read through the Gettysburg Address, defining new words, deciphering the wording of the speech and drawing conclusions about the purpose. Finally, students will create an illustrated version of the Gettysburg Address.

When you purchase this activity, you will receive:

-teacher directions
-warm up activity in which students solve an inquiry riddle
-three page reading of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Formation of the Gettysburg Cemetery
-a graphic organizer for the reading
-matrix to close read the Gettysburg Address
-teacher key for the matrix
-power point slides to guide classroom instruction
-a handout for students

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Teaching Duration
2 hours

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Close Reading the Gettysburg Address - Does It Have Meanin
Close Reading the Gettysburg Address - Does It Have Meanin
Close Reading the Gettysburg Address - Does It Have Meanin
Close Reading the Gettysburg Address - Does It Have Meanin
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