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Teaching Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Primary Source Set: Gettysburg Address (Text 2)</u> -- This text is part of a primary source set focused on exploring the events leading up to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and reactions from people at the time. As students read the Gettysburg Address, encourage t

Abraham Lincoln
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why is this speech considered to be one of the most effective in American history?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.7 - Diverse Media

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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