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Remembering Lincoln

Remembering Lincoln compiles primary sources that illustrate the reaction to Lincoln's assassination. Use newspapers, letters, images and more to help students learn about how a divided nation responded to tragedy. Create custom lesson plans to use in your classroom.

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Art & Oratory

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Students create original art pieces inspired by a connection they make between a historic speech and current events.

Recommended Resources: Example Annotated Speeches and Historic Speech Database

Rheotorical Triangle

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By understanding the three elements of persuasive speech—ethos, pathos and logos—students will analyze the effect of rhetorical strategies and elements in commercials and speeches.

Recommended Resources: Example Annotated Speeches and Historic Speech Database

Remixing a Speech

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Students learn to identify operative words and replace the author’s historical words with their own modern language for better understanding.

Recommended Resources: Example Annotated Speeches and Historic Speech Database

Analyzing a Speech

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Students learn how to annotate a historical speech to identify the author’s point of view.

Recommended Resources: Example Annotated Speeches and Historic Speech Database