In order to understand why people have said what they did and why they chose a certain way to say it, students need to practice analyzing historic speeches. It might sound hard, but it doesn’t have to be if they take it one step at a time. This Historic Speech Analysis & Copywork unit includes:
• 24 steps to guide students through analyzing any historic speech
• room to write an analysis and summary of what they learned
• the full text of the speech
• an excerpt of the speech as copywork to trace and to copy (blank lines are also included)
These analysis sheets do not include examples from the speech but do include room for the students to record the information they find as they study the speech.
The featured speech is President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving on October 3, 1863. 39 pages total.
Available in print or cursive copywork versions. Ages 8-13.