Activities: 1.Read aloud 2.Listen to/read poem about Lincoln 3.Write your own poem about Lincoln! 4.Finish Civil War documentary
Lincoln’s Dream: “There seemed a death-like stillness about me. I heard quiet sobs, as if a number of people were weeping…I went from room to room; not a living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds followed me…I kept on until I arrived at the East Room. There, I had a sickening surprise. Before me was a coffin, on which rested a corpse. People stood around, gazing mournfully and weeping pitifully. ‘Who is dead in the White House?’ I asked. ‘The President,’ was the answer, ‘he was killed by an assassin!’”
Vocabulary words: Weathered(weather’d): to be worn away, torn up Sought: attempt to find something Exulting: to show excitement Keel: at part of the ship Vessel: a ship Anchored (anchor’d): to secure a ship to the shore
O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo3blg_walt-whitman-o-captain-my-captain-vincent-price_creation O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead. My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still; My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will; The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells! But I, with mournful tread, Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.
Write your own poem! 10 lines Rhyming Include information that describes Lincoln’s legacy! Why is he important? How does history view him?