Primary Source Reading: The Battle of Gettysburg

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This assignment is a handout featuring an excerpt of an account of the Battle of Gettysburg by eyewitness, C A Haynes. Please be advised that Haynes description of the battle can be somewhat graphic. Use judgement to decide whether or not this resource is developmentally appropriate for your students. Individually, with a partner, in a small group, or as a whole class, students will annotate or take notes while reading the excerpt. Students will then answer two questions and respond to a prompt with narrative writing. An answer key is provided.

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2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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