American Civil War

American Civil War

Author: Nathan Konyndyk
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Civil War Exhibit


Head to the Link Above 

Step 1:  Choose from one of the 70+ photos (Primary Sources) from the Civil War to Analyze.

Step 2:  Complete the Photo Analysis sheet below 

Step 3:  Turn in the Photo Analysis sheet.  

Photo Analysis

Complete a photo analysis sheet on at least 2 of the images.

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Gettysburg Address: Mark The Text

On November 19, 1863 President Lincoln came to Gettysburg to dedicate a National Cemetery for the fallen Union soldiers of the three day battle. This speech is perhaps the most well known in American history. 
The ceremonies occupied much of the day, which was rather overcast. The 70-year old distinguished politician and orator Edward Everett spoke for two hours. When he was finished, a patriotic ode was pronounced by a large chorus. Then Lincoln was introduced. The President held the speech in his left hand, referring to it only occasionally, as he spoke slowly in his somewhat nasal, mid-western voice.   
Contrary to tradition, applause interrupted Lincoln five times during his brief Address. At the end of the speech, the crowd gave what one observer called "tremendous applause" and three cheers. Despite Lincoln's belief that the Address was a "flat failure", its oratorical merit was recognized immediately.

  1. Listen to the reading of the Address Once.
  2. Read the Address while listening 
  3. Read through using close reading techniques 
  4. Turn in Marked Text with 2 higher level questions and a summary



The Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address

Probably the greatest speech ever by a president of the UNITED States.

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