The Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches given in American history. This lesson provides the student with the necessary instruction and scaffolding to accurately and efficiently annotate the speech. An example of what the student annotation work should look like is provided. The students also have the worksheets to identify and summarize the speech content. Finally the students have the worksheets to complete the claim, evidence, reasoning, and rebuttal for Lincoln's argument about abolishing slavery. An answer key is provided for all questions on each worksheet.