Which document, artifact or place is most critical to Pennsylvania history?

Work with a partner to answer the question, “Which document, artifact or place is most critical to Pennsylvania history?”

  1. Define “document” and “artifact,” and “critical.”

Document: Something written or printed that gives information or proof of some fact.

Artifact: Anything made by human skill or work, especially a tool or weapon.


Critical: Inclined to find fault or disapprove: A critical disposition.


  1. Conduct brief research using the Pennsylvania textbook in your cubby.

:The Gettysburg Address

  1. Write a paragraph, introducing your opinion and 3 reasons to support your


  1. Edit your paragraph to be sure that your 3 reasons are supported by facts and details from your research.
  2. Type the paragraph here:


Union soldiers led by General George Meade met the Confederate soldiers from Pennsylvania. From July 1 to July 3 the fighting raged. The battle of Gettysburg has become the most famous battle of the Civil War. It is also considered to be the turning point of the war. Four months later, President Lincoln made a special trip to Gettysburg to dedicate a cemetery on the battlefield. He also made a speech that became very famous. It is called the Gettysburg Address.

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