Gettysburg Address


Our Gettysburg Address lesson plan teaches students about the Gettysburg Address. Students read the speech and analyze it in addition to learning about the historical context of it and its lasting impact.


Our Gettysburg Address lesson plan introduces students to Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner and use their creativity to consider how to deliver specific lines from this speech to a younger audience; they then present it to their classmates, strengthening their presentation and public speaking skills. Students are also asked to define given words from the address and provide a synonym.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to summarize, identify reasons for, orally present, and define selected vocabulary from, the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

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