The Historical Significance of the Gettysburg Address

8th grade, civil war, gettysburg address, newspapers, primary sources, Tyson Bauerle


Tyson's lesson allows students to dissect the text of the Gettysburg Address, and discover the historical significance of the Address. Students will be using highlighters to compare/contrast the text. They will also be viewing various reactions to the Address the following day in newspapers.

By the end, the students will be able to discuss and show the historical significance of the speech/text through a short audio-visual presentation. 

Lesson Plan