I like crossword puzzles. Solving them requires not only knowing the right word, but also being able to spell it. And, there is something uniquely satisying about writing a word in a grid when several of the letters are already filled in and knowing that I have the right word. (It's the small things....)
I recently added teaching resources for learning The Gettysburg Address including a printable version of the text, a fill-in-the-blank worksheet, and a Gettysburg Address crossword puzzle. To solve the puzzle, fill in the blanks on the copy of the text: "Four (34 D) and (27 A) years ago...." , and so on.
Try having your student memorize the Gettysburg Address, or at least read it several times, before solving the crossword puzzle.
Books about the Battle of Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Address
Here are some of the children's books that I found about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address. These are affiliate links, but you can probably find most of them at your library, or though interlibrary loan.
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by Michael McCurdy
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? by Jim O'Connor
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis
The Battle of Gettysburg by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Questions to Answer about the Gettysburg Address
Where is Gettysburg?
When was the Battle of Gettysburg?
Which side won the battle?
When did President Lincoln deliver his speech at Gettysburg?
Why were people gathered in Gettysburg that day?
Who was the main speaker that day?
How long did his speech take?
How long was President Lincoln's speech?
How long is four score and seven years?
What does "consecrate" mean?
Other Teaching Resources for the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address
PBS.org has lesson plans, videos, and a memory game to help students learn the Gettysburg Address. This site goes along with The Address, a documentary by Ken Burns about a school in Vermont for boys with learning disabilities. Each year, the students in the school memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.
PBS.org also has a seven-minute video clip from the documentary Lincoln@Gettysburg that goes though the Gettysburg Address line by line.
Gettyready.org has lesson plans, a quiz, videos, and other resources about the Gettysburg Address.