I’ve taught a one semester US Civil War course for ten years and tweaked this packet over the years to help students (and myself) better understand the Gettysburg Address. They always understand it better when finished. I love to play the Gettysburg Address on repeat as students complete this activity in class!
This packet includes:
• Two paragraphs of background information
• The Gettysburg Address in plain text
• A copy of Lincoln’s handwritten Gettysburg Address
• A true or false worksheet with answer key
• A written response worksheet with answer key – higher level thought
• Two pieces of post-speech correspondence between Lincoln and Edward Everett
Also included are:
• Info on an audio version of the Gettysburg Address
• Info on a movie clip in which Lincoln reads the Gettysburg Address
• A book title which I think is the best resource about the speech.
The Past is a Blast