Lesson Plan

A Comparison of Lincoln’s Inaugural Addresses

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Speech, speech! Analyzing speeches is no easy task. High schoolers learn the important process of annotation as they work together to analyze Lincoln's inaugural address. Then groups of four work to annotate a second speech at a more independent level.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the class by assigning the AP short answer question as homework
  • Consider adding a class Q&A session, where scholars discuss the process of annotating as well as any questions that come up about Lincoln's speech
Classroom Considerations
  • Some previous experience with annotating and working with primary sources may prove helpful 
  • Preps pupils to take the AP test
  • Includes links to all necessary sources
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