Virtual Capitol Extension Lessons

3. Extension Lesson: Civic Impact

PURPOSE: Students study Abraham Lincoln’s monumental sculpture on the west entrance out-side the capitol with the words of the Gettysburg Address, the stone relief of Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation, and the stone relief of the Kansas-Nebraska Act as examples of civic partipation. We honor our heroes with poetry as revealed by a father and daughter commemorating their father’s life and honoring heroes.

03: West Facade

Lincoln Memorial Statue

What You Need

SESSION 1: Historical Analysis of Primary Sources - 20 minutes
Guide

Primary Resources & Good Questions
PDF 1 pg.

1.1

Discussion

Interpret Enlistment Poster with Bonus Money
PDF 1 pg.

1.2

Read

Letter from a Former Slave
PDF 1 pg.

1.3

Resource

Handwritten & printed version of Gettysburg Address
PDF 3 pgs.

1.4

Photo

Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg
Photo

1.5

SESSION 2: Civic Impact: Honoring Our Heroes - 20 minutes
Poster

Civic Impact
PDF 2 pgs. (11x17)

2.1

Guide

Teaching Poster
PDF 1 pg.

2.2

SESSION 3: Commemorative Art with Poetry - 60 minutes
Guide

What is Commemoration?
PDF 3 pgs.

3.1

Read

Commemorative Poetry
PDF 1 pg.

3.2

Show What You Know

SESSION 4: Assessment - 20 minutes
Show What You Know

Celebration
PDF 1 pg.

4.1