As an important part of our studies of American history, we not only read and discussed the Gettysburg Address, but I required my children to commit it to memory. Considered one of the most infamous speeches from America’s history, the Gettysburg Address was given by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Below is the black and white Copybook of the Gettysburg Address. This book contains three sections: manuscript, transitional manuscript, and cursive copywork. Each page has a section of the speech along with an illustration box to allow your student to artistically illustrate the selection.
You may download the copybook by clicking on the title or the cover image.
I also found this two day multi-media Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan from the Civil War Trust website to more thoroughly study and understand the significance of this simple, two minute speech.
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