Gettysburg Address Game On

Lincoln-at-Gettysburg

Overview

Students consider whether equality is important to our democracy as they develop a deep understanding of the literary and historical value of the Gettysburg Address through analysis of primary sources and a close reading of the text with several game-based activities to reinforce their knowledge and understanding. After, students connect their learning to today by writing a response to the lesson focus question: In what ways is equality a proposition, or belief, worth fighting for? Numerous extension activities are also provided.

 

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Grade

Elementary, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

80-160 minutes

Topics

Abraham Lincoln, Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War, close reading, equality, Gettysburg Address, speech

Author

Primary Source Nexus