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Decoding Lincoln: Vocabulary Coding with the Gettysburg Address

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Title:

Decoding Lincoln: Vocabulary Coding with the Gettysburg Address

URL:

https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/decoding-lincoln-vocabulary-coding-with-the-gettysburg-address/tqnyjT1FX1aBkFCN#r

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This collection includes photographs, videos, and articles to provide students with background knowledge on Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address. Students will analyze his word choice in his speech: Which words appear most often? Why?

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 4
Alabama Studies
7 ) Explain reasons for Alabama's secession from the Union, including sectionalism, slavery, states' rights, and economic disagreements.

•  Identifying Alabama's role in the organization of the Confederacy, including hosting the secession convention and the inauguration ceremony for leaders
•  Recognizing Montgomery as the first capital of the Confederacy
•  Interpreting the Articles of the Confederation and the Gettysburg Address
Insight Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Alabama Studies (Alabama)
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Explain the reasons for Alabama's secession from the Union, including sectionalism, slavery, states' rights, and economic disagreements.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • secession
  • Union
  • sectionalism
  • slavery
  • states' rights
  • Confederacy
  • inauguration
  • ceremony
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The reasons Alabama seceded from the Union including sectionalism, slavery, states' rights, and economic disagreements. Alabama played an important role in forming the Confederacy.
  • Montgomery was the first capital of the Confederacy.
  • The Articles of Confederation served as a basis for the Constitution of the Confederacy.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Explain reasons for Alabama's secession from the Union, including sectionalism, slavery, states' rights, and economic disagreements.
  • Analyze Alabama's role in the organization of the Confederacy, including hosting the secession convention and the inauguration ceremony for leaders.
  • Identify Montgomery as the first capital of the Confederacy.
  • Interpret the Articles of the Confederation and the Gettysburg Address as primary documents.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Economic and political disagreements led to Alabama's secession from the Union and Alabama played a major role in the creation of the Confederacy.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.4.7- Identify the concept of separation; recognize reasons why Alabama seceded (separated) from the Union.
SS.AAS.4.7a- Engage students in a conversation that described the first form of government in the United States which was the Articles of Confederation and why this form of government did not last.
SS.AAS.4.7b- Identify who wrote the Gettysburg Address and what it means.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 5
United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
11 ) Identify causes of the Civil War, including states' rights and the issue of slavery.

•  Describing the importance of the Missouri Compromise, Nat Turner's insurrection, the Compromise of 1850, the Dred Scott decision, John Brown's rebellion, and the election of 1860
•  Recognizing key Northern and Southern personalities, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Joseph Wheeler (Alabama)
•  Describing social, economic, and political conditions that affected citizens during the Civil War
•  Identifying Alabama's role in the Civil War (Alabama)
Examples: Montgomery as the first capital of the Confederacy, Winston County's opposition to Alabama's secession (Alabama)

•  Locating on a map sites important to the Civil War
Examples: Mason-Dixon Line, Fort Sumter, Appomattox, Gettysburg, Confederate states, Union states (Alabama)

•  Explaining events that led to the conclusion of the Civil War
Insight Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify and explain the causes of the Civil War, including issues of states' rights, conflicts regarding slavery, important events, regional differences, and social, economic, and political conditions.
  • Describe Alabama's role in the Civil War.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Civil War
  • Missouri Compromise
  • insurrection
  • opposition
  • rebellion
  • personalities
  • political conditions
  • confederacy
  • secession
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Causes of the Civil War, including issues of states' rights and slavery.
  • The importance of the Missouri Compromise, Nat Turner's insurrection, the Compromise of 1850, the Dred Scott decision, John Brown's rebellion, and the election of 1860.
  • Key Northern and Southern personalities, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Joseph Wheeler.
  • Social, economic, and political conditions that affected citizens during the Civil War.
  • Alabama's role in the Civil War (Montgomery as the first capital of the Confederacy, Winston County's opposition to Alabama's secession).
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Locate key places and events on a physical and political map.
  • Identify and analyze the causes of political conflict Identify key people and explain their role throughout the Civil War.
  • Describe and draw conclusions about the war affected the citizens of the United States.
  • Interpret and define the role of Alabama in the Civil War.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were many factors that led to the Civil War.
  • Key people and ordinary citizens contributed to and were impacted by the Civil War.
  • Alabama responded to, participated in, and was impacted by the Civil War.
Alabama Archives Resources:
Click below to access all Alabama Archives resources aligned to this standard.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.5.11 Define civil war; recognize one or more key figures of the Civil War, including Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis; label a map of the United States with Southern and Northern states involved in the Civil War.
SS.AAS.5.11a - Identifying Alabama's role in the Civil War. Example: Montgomery was the first Confederate capitol.


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Author: Ginger Boyd