Lesson Plan

The Gettysburg Address in Film and Text

By using Aurasma to create an Augmented Reality of the Gettysburg Address, students will be able to look at a depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg and compare it to the spoken address in the video to gain an insight to how the spoken speech created impac
Regina B.
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to compare and contrast both the written and spoken version of the text of the Gettysburg address to determine how voice, tone and vocabulary play a part in delivering the impact of the author's message.

English Language Arts
reading comprehension
text analysis
using supporting evidence
Social Studies
historical figures
Grades 11 – 12
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1 Hook

Activity: Other — Digital Literacy

Students will be able to describe how the spoken delivery of the Gettysburg Address is powerful and appealing using a Video Note Taker



2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Exploring

Students will be able to compare the orated version and the written version of the Gettysburg address to discover how inflection, tone of voice, and diction deepens their comprehension and understanding of the Gettysburg address.

Students will be able to discuss the difference and similarities




3 Guided Practice

Activity: Reading

Students will move to an interactive version of the Gettysburg Address they can manipulate online

They will be able to see an annotated version, use text to speech capabilities and zoom capabilities to deconstruct the text.



4 Independent Practice

Activity: Reading

Students will use a Cornell Notes Organizer to note the differences between the spoken version of the Gettysburg Address(usng their Video Notes) and the written version


5 Wrap-up

Activity: Assessing

Students will share out their exploration of the Gettysburg Address through their Cornell Notetaking on Padlet: