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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
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Engaging Students in a Collaborative Exploration of the Gettysburg Address
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Variety of Civil War and Gettysburg Address resources, including Websites and books
- Writing Notebooks or Journals
- LCD projector (optional)
Grades 3 – 10 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
- Assign students to be in groups, or allow time for them to select their own groups.
- Make copies of the Gettysburg Address. Highlight one sentence on each copy so that each group has one sentence to look at, read, and learn more about.
- Rewrite the Gettysburg Address on chart paper or on the board, so it is large, or use a poster if one is available.
- Test the Multigenre Mapper on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.