Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, one of the most moving speeches in American History. This lesson plan has everything you need to help your students understand its importance.
There is a video that gives students a chance to hear The Gettysburg Address as well as a timeline leading up to the Civil War and then proceeding to the time of the presentation of the address. Help your students understand the vocabulary and context of this most important speech, and discuss its relevance for today.http://www.civilwar.org/education/teachers/lesson-plans/gettysburg-address-lesson-plan/the-gettysburg-address-lesson.html
It’s Geography Awareness Week. Play this game to see if your students can use the characteristics of a place in order to identify it. By using the principles of Twenty Questions, your students try to use the characteristics of a place to help them figure out an unknown city, country, or physical feature. The directions and objectives are spelled out clearly, the materials used for playing the game are cheap, and the vocabulary needed for the game is provided. Get your students up and moving, examining maps, and learning how to describe geographic concepts. http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/guess-the-place/?ar_a=1