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Day 4: Gettysburg Address

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/5
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Today, students will analyze how Lincoln develops his message through the simultaneous use of a metaphorical and literal battlefield in the second paragraph of the Gettysburg Address. Students will interpret words and phrases to understand how Lincoln expresses conflicting opinions over the American ideals and the role of the speech’s setting on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Students will also cite evidence to support their claims. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students