The Gettysburg Address Lesson Plans
by Abraham Lincoln

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  • Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan

    Analyzing Pathos as a Rhetorical Device:  This lesson focuses on how Lincoln uses pathos to achieve specific purposes in the Gettysburg Address. Students will identify and analyze examples of pathos in the text and determine why they are effective in communicating Lincoln’s point of view regarding the ongoing Civil War....

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  • The Gettysburg Address Rhetorical Analysis Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing rhetorical appeals. Effective appeals address all aspects of the rhetorical situation in any text or speech: the speaker, the audience, and the message. With this rhetorical situation in mind, Aristotle sought a means to most effectively convey ideas. He...

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