This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union.   Questions used in this TED.Ed are borrowed from Edsitement lesson plan.

This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union. Questions used in this TED.Ed are borrowed from Edsitement lesson plan.

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address from the movie 'Saving Lincoln'. Today is the 150th anniversary of this historic speech.

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address from the movie 'Saving Lincoln'. Today is the 150th anniversary of this historic speech.

This activity provides your students with the opportunity to translate the Gettysburg Address into modern speech. It includes detailed teacher instructions, student worksheets with portions of the famous speech, and one constructed response short answer essay.

Analyzing the Gettysburg Address

This activity provides your students with the opportunity to translate the Gettysburg Address into modern speech. It includes detailed teacher instructions, student worksheets with portions of the famous speech, and one constructed response short answer essay.

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