The Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln: The Man, the President, the Bearded Fellow
For theme four of your Civil War Documentary project, we will explore the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg as a turning point in the American Civil War and the role President Abraham Lincoln played for the Union.
Civil War Overview PDF
Civil War Overview PowerPoint
- see slides 39-45 for Gettysburg
- see slides 46-50 for Results of the War
- see slides 36-38 for Lincoln's Views on Slavery and the War
Step One: Identify Research Questions
Check out your documentary instructions.
- Decide which slides you and your partner will research.
- What information do you need to find to help you?
- What questions can you ask yourself to help focus your questions?
- Record your questions on lined sheets of paper
Step Two: Identify Resources
- Use Mr. Kawel's print resources and your textbook to research each area with your partner. Pages 514-15, 528-531, and 532-534 will be a great help.
The Emancipation Proclamation: p. 528-530
Gettysburg: p. 535-540
2. You may also use the hyperlinks below to view testimony and photographs to find the information you need.
Step Three: Organize your Research and Write Your Script
- Collect your research on line sheets of paper
- Organize your research into a short narrative to add to your theme two scripts
Battle of Gettysburg Resources
- The 16th President: Abraham Lincoln
- National Museum of American History: Lincoln
- National Archives: The Emancipation Proclamation
- Library of Congress: The Gettysburg Address
- Library of Congress: Lincoln's Pockets
- National Park Service: The Lincoln Home
- National Park Service: The Lincoln Memorial Interactive Service
- National Park Service - Web Rangers: The Young Abraham Lincoln