American Lit: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Standard: 

ELA.11-12.RI.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. 

ELA.11-12.RI.2. Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Target:  I can cite evidence in order to answer questions 

Opening Session: What do you know about Abraham Lincoln?   (Historical/Literary Figures)

Work Session: 

Give historical background on the Civil War.

Show crash course on The Civil War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY9zHNOjGrs

Read Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address—

During reading: Be sure to discuss the shifts in purpose of each paragraph in the speech. 

After Reading:

Students will complete a multiple choice handout assessing things stated in the texts, central ideas in the text, and the words and phrases used in the texts.

Closing Session: After collecting the papers review the answers to their multiple choice handouts that assessed things stated in the texts, central ideas in the text, and the words and phrases used in the texts.

Assessment: Summative (Selected Response questions)

Differentiation: Scaffolded questions

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