Students analyze Lincoln's Gettysburg Address of the Civil War by reading it, re-writing it in their own words, answering 6 questions, and completing a third task using their creativity (instructions are clear in the handout). A points distribution is included but not the answers because they are dependent on student opinion and interpretation of the material. This would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
-Why was it “fitting and proper” that a portion of the field should have been dedicated to the fallen soldiers? Do we have any modern day examples of this?
- How might the speech have been interpreted by Union and Confederate civilians? Would being a southern slave owner versus non-slave owner have made a difference? What about an Irish immigrant vs the descendant of a founding father?
-What do you think the “new birth of freedom” was that Lincoln spoke of?
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Civil War Just Activities Mini Bundle
Civil War Bundle
Or my individual Civil War and Reconstruction items:
Civil War and Reconstruction