It is important to be able to incorporate your sources effectively through direct quotation. For this activity, you will use Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” to practice writing an essay while effectively incorporating quotations to help support your discussion.
For this activity, you will write an essay and address the following points:
The text of the “Gettysburg Address” can be accessed through the Yale Law School Avalon Project: The Gettysburg Address
This video is from PBS and notes the events leading up to Lincoln’s drafting the Gettysburg address. Scholars will read the address and provide analysis. Pay close attention to the analysis as it will help you to formulate your critical thinking assignment this week.
Lincoln @ Gettysburg
Summary: his video presents historical context for Lincoln at Gettysburg
It is important to be able to incorporate your sources effectively through direct quotation. For this activity, you will select article of your choosing with instructor approval.
Then, based on the content and focus of the essay or article, you will compose an essay in which you effectively incorporate quotes from that essay or article to help support your discussion and analysis.