We will be covering chapters 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 as well as wrapping up Unit 5, which covers chapters 10-13. Some of the key ideas and big items to discuss include the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Again, we will incorporate primary sources to analyze. For those needing extra credit that do not wish to do the paper, I am considering providing you with the option of memorizing AND presenting the Gettysburg Address to the class. It took my buddy Abe (Abraham Lincoln) 5 minutes to give and is one of the best, most poignant speeches given in American history. There is a chance this will be an assignment everyone has to do, so be ye warned!