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Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try...
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The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States with this fun song and activity. From his birth in a Kentucky log cabin and childhood in Indiana, to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and his eventual assassination,...
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Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss the letters and speeches of Abraham Lincoln to determine his position on slavery. They participate in a panel discussion, and plan one of Lincoln's major political campaigns, creating ads and writing a...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Time Line Research Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Though Abraham Lincoln's life was tragically cut short, it was filled with accomplishments and inspiring moments that continue to influence American democracy. Explore the ways the 16th president of the United States made his way from a...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—Childhood

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Who wants to learn about Honest Abe? The reading passage highlights the early life of Abraham Lincoln, detailing his experience as a young boy growing up in Kentucky. Readers read the brief passage and then answer 10 comprehension...
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Abraham Lincoln: Man versus Legend

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents ever ... right? Scholars research the accomplishments and struggles of the Lincoln presidency. They uncover facts, materials and information via video clips, primary, and secondary...
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The Death of Abraham Lincoln DBQ

For Students 8th Standards
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a pivotal moment in American history, but what were the immediate effects throughout the newly unified country? A document-based question focuses on the consequences of the first assassination of...
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Abraham Lincoln Color by Number

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Celebrate Abraham Lincoln with a color-by-number activity that involves practice of multiplication. Young mathematicians find the product in each square and color the boxes accordingly to reveal a final picture of Abe in his top hat.
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 2)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's face may only be worth one cent, but the online reading passage and questions about his life are an invaluable resource. Pupils read a passage about Lincoln's experience with the Illinois Legislature, earning his law...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 3)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How did Abraham Lincoln begin to change the minds of American citizens? Join him in his quest with a reading passage about Lincoln's experiences as a congressman and public denouncement of slavery. The resource contains reading...
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In The Words of Abraham Lincoln...

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the words of Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson plan, students analyze segments of "The Gettysburg Address," his annual address to Congress in 1862, and his letter to Mrs. Bixby. Students conduct further...
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Reading Comprehension- Informational Passages "Abraham Lincoln"

For Students 5th - 7th
Who was Abraham Lincoln? Help your English language learners recognize Lincoln's impact on the United States. After reading a short passage, learners answer five reading comprehension questions and five vocabulary questions. 
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Abraham Lincoln- An Internet Buddy Activity

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars research the life of Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students use the Internet to discover facts about his life. Young scholars practice using Internet tools.
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Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
History enthusiasts participate in an interactive website that brings Abraham Lincoln to life as he shares his personal experiences between 1854-1864. Scholars listen and read carefully to form their own opinions and discover if they...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Presidential Years (Part 2)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How does a president save a country from itself? Readers learn how the Civil War began and how Lincoln managed it with a reading comprehension passage. They then demonstrate their understanding with multiple choice questions that...
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Abraham Lincoln: Holding the Nation Together

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Put on your stove pipe hat and step into the shoes of Abraham Lincoln with the first in this series of three reader's theater scripts. From a press conference and personal conversation with his wife, to his famous "Gettysburg Address,"...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Students study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln.  In this U.S. history lesson, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life.  Students complete a puzzle activity...
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Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Abraham Lincoln's political views about slavery. In this American Civil War lesson, students determine how Lincoln's beliefs led to the restriction of slavery in American territories. Student also analyze the party...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Presidential Years (Part 4)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How do you bring a nation back together after there is civil war? Readers learn how the United States Civil War concluded with a passage focused on the latter part of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. Multiple choice questions check pupils'...
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Remembering Abraham Lincoln

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
As part of their study of the contributions of Abraham Lincoln, class members design their own memorial for this great president.
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Presidential Years (Part 1)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Hail to the Chief! Your class learns about Abraham Lincoln winning presidency and choosing cabinet advisors through a reading passage and paired multiple choice questions. The resource offers great practice for state tests and improves...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Presidential Years (Part 3)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery and led the Union out of the most tumultuous time in American history. An informative passage and paired questions evaluate learners' understanding of main ideas, supporting points, and domain-specific...
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Abraham Lincoln Bio Poem

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Everyone knows about Abraham Lincoln as a historical figure, but what was he like as a person? Young historians complete a biopoem about Lincoln, including his character traits, his relationships, his fears, and his needs.
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Lincoln and His Generals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's role as Commander in Chief. In this American Civil War lesson, students listen to an instructor-delivered lecture on Lincoln's leadership and then analyze 8 pirmary documents to determine what Lincoln's...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Six witty quotes from Abraham Lincoln make up a worksheet that challenges scholars to examine the words and state their meaning in one to two sentences.    
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Lincoln's Spot Resolutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at historical relations between the United States and Mexico. In this Texas annexation lesson, students examine primary documents authored by Zachary Taylor, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln to consider why the...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students debate whether Abraham Lincoln was racist. In this historical debate, students use primary documents to gather information to argue their point of view as to whether or not Abraham Lincoln was racist.
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Abraham Lincoln. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Abraham Lincoln: The Face of War

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students compare life masks and photos of Abraham Lincoln that were made before and at the end of the Civil War. In this "Faces of War" lesson, students analyze images of Lincoln in a historical context and create a timeline of event.
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Abraham Lincoln- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What qualities made Abraham Lincoln a successful president? Invite young historians to learn about the personal and political background of one of the greatest presidents in United States history. 
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Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Draft of the Gettysburg Address

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians closely examine the words of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with this primary source analysis worksheet.
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Appomattox Court House and Lincoln's Assassination

For Students 8th - 11th
Did Lincoln know that victory for the Union was imminent? According to this video, which discusses the end of the Civil War (including a great anecdote about a historic coincidence between the beginning and end of the war), many...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Honor Abe Lincoln with a set of activity-based worksheets that can be used independently and in collaborative groups. Young historians participate in a listening activity where they fill in the missing blanks in a passage while being...
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Introduce Vocabulary: A Picture Book of Abe Lincoln (Adler)

For Teachers K - 3rd
The story of Abe Lincoln serves as the backdrop to this vocabulary-in-context activity as you read David Adler's A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Scholars learn these politically themed words before listening to you read the story...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Your young historians will be intrigued to read and analyze Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, which discusses the president's take on the causes of the Civil War and connections between the North and the South.
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Abraham Lincoln Addition Puzzle

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this math worksheet, students solve 50 basic addition facts below 20. Using the sums and the key, students decipher the secret message about Abraham Lincoln.
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Abraham Lincoln and historyplace.com

For Teachers K - 4th
Bernard Waber’s, Just Like Abraham Lincoln, begins a study of Lincoln's life. Young historians add facts to a KWL chart, generate a “What we want to know” list, and use the Historyplace website to gather information. Primary learners...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Pupils review major events in the life of one of the most influential presidents in United States history, Abraham Lincoln, while building fundamental skills for timeline analysis.
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Report on Abraham Lincoln

For Students 5th - 7th
In this history reporting activity, students explore, analyze and discuss Abraham Lincoln's date of birth, birthplace, early years, major beliefs and his presidency.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners engage in a study of history and how the figure of Abraham Lincoln has evolved into a national cultural icon. They discuss the importance of his life and how he influenced the political landscape of America in the past and present.
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Biography of Abraham Lincoln

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
One skill essential to reading comprehension, is learning how to summarize a text. After reading a biography of Abraham Lincoln, readers demonstrate this ability by crafting a brief summary of Lincoln's life.
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Lincoln and the War’s Larger Meaning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze Abraham Lincoln's view of the Civil War. In this American Civil War instructional activity, students read excerpts of Lincoln's speeches to determine whether he had a dual view of the war. Students respond to discussion...
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American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Who was our 16th president? It was Abraham Lincoln, of course! Considered by many as the most important president to date, Lincoln is responsible for bringing the divided nation together again. This resource will surely grab your...
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President Abraham Lincoln Word Jumble

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this online interactive Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students examine 20 Lincoln-related words in a word bank. Students use the word bank to unscramble 20 sets of letters to match the terms in the word bank. This worksheet may also be...
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An Interview with President Lincoln

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
What would you ask Abraham Lincoln if you had the chance? Class members draft interview questions for the 16th U.S. President, and imagine what his responses would be.
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Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Letter to General William T. Sherman

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
A brief letter can speak volumes. Your young historians will analyze a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to General Sherman, and discover the significance of the capture of Savannah, as well as gain insight into Lincoln's role as...
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A Word Fitly Spoken: Lincoln's Most Famous Speeches on Union

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's words carried American democracy through one of its most tenuous and violent moments in the nation's short history. Explore an interactive timeline that places events of the 19th century in the context of Lincoln's...
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
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Active Viewing: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young historians consider the cause and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. They use handouts, response sheets, and class discussion to build an opinion about the subject after viewing the PBS documentary Abraham and Mary Lincoln:...
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Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine how President Lincoln promoted emancipation. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents, including the U.S. Constitution, to reconstruct Lincoln's attempts to end slavery and deliver the Emancipation...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Letter to Horace Greeley

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Through close analysis of a primary source document and discussion questions, learners gain great insight into how Abraham Lincoln viewed his duties as president of the United States, as well as his response to those who criticized...
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Help Lincoln Get to the White House

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Though Abraham Lincoln rose to prominence in the White House, he began his life in an Indiana log cabin. Young Lincoln historians discover notable facts about the sixteenth president of the United States in a timeline interactive that...
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A President's Vision: Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Invite your learners to take a close look at Abraham Lincoln's presidency through analysis worksheets of several images and primary documents, presented on an educational poster entirely dedicated to this great United States president.
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students research the dates given to them and write what happened with Abraham Lincoln in that time. Students research 4 dates and search for 4 dates where the research is done for them.
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Abe Lincoln Remembers Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Discover the life of Abraham Lincoln with help from the story Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner. After listening carefully, scholars reflect on what they deem as Lincoln's most influential life event and how it relates to them,...
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Lincoln’s Speeches

For Students 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln is responsible for uniting the states during the most tumultuous periods in American history, and for his elegant oratory that kept the Union believing in its cause. Young histoians analyze various speeches by America's...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 5th - 7th
For this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students use the provided hints to help unscramble 10 words or phrases about Abraham Lincoln.
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Lincoln’s Political Theology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars consider the weight of Lincoln's spiritual life on his political life. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students read excerpts from speeches delivered by Lincoln and determine whether they reveal information about Lincoln's...
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Using an Electronic Organizer as a Pre-Writing Activity about Lincoln and King

For Teachers 5th
The use of an electronic graphic organizer is the focus of this technology instructional activity. Pupils read poems about Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, they compare and contrast the two men by utilizing a Venn...
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Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union (2 Parts)

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. They explore the trials and tribulations of the Civil War, and the problem of slavery that destroyed the Union. They also explore the man behind the image of the 16th president.
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Abraham Lincoln: Our Man for All Seasons

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze perceptions of slavery during the Civil War era. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding Lincoln's view of slavery. Students also compare pro- and anti-slavery political...
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Abraham Lincoln's Position on the Question of Slavery and Its Extension

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read excerpts from Abraham Lincoln's speeches and letters between 1854 and 1861 and look for information relative to Lincoln's thoughts on the legal and Constitutional aspects of slavery.
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With malice toward none, with charity for all: The life of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research Abraham Lincoln in a variety of ways. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson plan, students use primary sources, vocabulary activities, books, and more to research and learn about Abraham Lincoln.
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Zoom-In: Abraham Lincoln Cartoon

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners investigate a political cartoon. In this American Civil War lesson, students analyze a political cartoon featuring Abraham Lincoln in order to decide how the creator felt about his role in the war.    
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Abraham Lincoln Cartoon

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze a political cartoon about Abraham Lincoln. In this political cartoon lesson plan, 8th graders analyze a cartoon depicting President Lincoln. Students determine the support that Lincoln had from the American public.
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Search for Words: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this American history worksheet, students read 12 words pertaining to Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and slavery. Students find the words in a word search.
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Abraham Lincoln on the American Union: " A Word Fitly Spoken"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider Lincoln's perspective. In this presidential perspectives lesson, students explore the political thoughts of Lincoln through a series of lessons that make use of primary source analysis. They hypothesize and take a...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 4th - 10th
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students read the passage about Abraham Lincoln and answer short answer questions about him. Students complete 4 questions total.
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Reading Mr. Lincoln's Whishers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Students explore the life of Abraham Lincoln by reading from, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers.  In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students gain reading comprehension skills by reading this story and answering the comprehension questions that...
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Looking for Lincoln's Views on Slavery

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students reflect on Abraham Lincoln's views of slavery.  In this United States History lesson, students analyze how things have changed in the United States over the course of their lifetime, then use this information as a comparison to...
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Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners discuss the significance of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation and the assassination of Lincoln. They analyze how historians use evidence and develop differing interpretations. Students examine historical bias and...
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What Events Led to Lincoln's Assassination?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use primary and secondary sources to research the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. They identify arguments supporting and opposing the position that Lincoln's assassination could have been prevented and write a report...
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Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Lincoln's Reconstruction plan. In this Reconstruction instructional activity, students examine Lincoln's speeches and writings on bringing the country back together following the war.
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US Presidents – Abraham Lincoln

For Students 4th Standards
The 16th president of the United States was one of the strongest leaders in American history. After reading a brief passage on the honest president, young historians respond to 10 reading comprehsnion questions.
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Elegy for Lincoln: Walt Whitman’s Poem

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!" is one of the most famous and emotional tributes to Abraham Lincoln. Guide readers through the evocative elegy with a reading comprehension worksheet, complete with the poem's text and a photograph...
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Timeline of Abraham Lincoln’s Life

For Students 2nd - 5th
How many moments from Abraham Lincoln's historic life and presidency can your pupils describe?As part of their study of Abraham Lincoln, class members create a timeline of important events in this life.
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Lincoln and Civil Liberties

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore the suspension of habeas corpus. In this American history lesson, students examine how President Lincoln handled constitutional issues during the Civil War as they research, debate, and write about the topic.
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Mary Todd Lincoln- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Discover the interesting history of Mary Todd Lincoln, a woman of Southern aristocracy who, as wife of president Abraham Lincoln, dealt with great endeavors as first lady of the United States of America during the Civil War.
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The Great "What If" Question. How might American history have been different had Lincoln lived?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.  In this American History lesson plan, 11th graders analyze documents related to Reconstruction.  Students participate in a debate on Reconstruction.  
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Lincoln: A Photobiography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars read Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the life of Abraham Lincoln, including, but not limited to, the Civil War. Included are reading, art,...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 1)

For Students 5th - 7th
Learn more about Honest Abe with an informative passage that details his life chronologically. As learners read sections of the text, they answer multiple choice questions that draw on their ability to recall details from the passage.
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Baltimore – Caught in the Middle

For Teachers 8th Standards
Choosing sides is no easy matter, and this was certainly true for the citizens of Baltimore in the beginning stages of the Civil War. Using video, group analysis of several primary sources, and discussion, this detailed and thorough...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Replies to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
President Abraham Lincoln may not be the first name that comes up when discussing scientific advancement in the last two centuries, but Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson believes that Lincoln's efforts during the Civil War paved the way...
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Lincoln’s Refutation of Secession By Veronica Burchard

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of unilateral secession. In this American Civil War lesson, students conduct research regarding secession and Lincoln's thoughts about it. Students must analyze Lincoln's First Inaugural Address and discuss...
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Celebrate Abe Lincoln: A Primary Timeline Activity

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the qualities possessed by Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson plan, students create a timeline of events that shows why Abraham Lincoln could overcome obstacles to be come President. Students create a book...
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Lincoln Goes to War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the secession crisis of 1861 and the significance of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. They read and analyze Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, conduct research, and write an executive memorandum.
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Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation: Race Relations in the South

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A good outline to a larger project, these slides pose questions about Abraham Lincoln's views, motives, and politics surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation. The discussion questions and key points are helpful in the context of a...
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Electing Lincoln

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis activity, learners examine a campaign poster for Abraham Lincoln and then respond to 3 short answer questions about the poster.
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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: Trials and Triumphs

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders access the TDC database and view the Brady photos, which depict Abraham Lincoln throughout various times in history. They analyze the photos and discuss the reasons for the changes in President Lincoln's appearance over time.
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Stage a Debate: A Primer for Teachers (Lincoln-Douglas Debate Format)

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
For a comprehensive overview of debate styles and formats, look at this resource. It details the Lincoln-Douglas debate format (one-to-one debate with specific, timed rounds of points, cross-examination, and rebuttals). You can also find...
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Historical Role Models

For Students 8th - 12th
"History can teach us much more than just the facts. It's full of examples of how to live better." One of the greatest benefits of studying history is the inspiration we can draw from those who have worked to make a difference in the...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners discuss key events of Abraham Lincoln's life. In this Civil War instructional activity, students discuss the major events of Abraham Lincoln's life and role during this time through a song.
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Lincoln's Proclamation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the most important document of the Civil War? Many would consider it to be the Emancipation Proclamation, written into action by Abraham Lincoln. Look into Lincoln's creation of this document, the role the developing train tracks...
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Abraham Lincoln (President's Day)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate Abraham Lincoln.  In this U.S. history presidents lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation including pictures and information about Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation. ...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review fun facts about Abraham Lincoln! Helpful for President's Day or during any American history lesson, this resource would be a great way to prepare for a quiz or augment a lesson. It would be an appropriate resource for younger...
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We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a unit of lessons on the historical context and significance of Lincoln's inaugural address. They analyze archival documents, campaign posters, historical photographs, and primary source documents, and listen to songs...
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Writing letters to Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine a sample letter written by Abraham Lincoln. They review the different parts of a letter and participate in writing their own letter while reflecting on feelings of Abraham Lincoln during a trip he had taken.
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Honoring Abe Lincoln

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the life of Abraham Lincoln as a child. They use the information to develop a database. They share the information they collected with the class.
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The Civil War (1861-1865) Through Maps, Charts, Graphs, & Pictures

For Teachers 8th - 11th
True to its titles, this engaging and appealing presentation brings the 1860's into close focus with a number of images and statistics that would delight any Civil War buff. A few graphs allow for pupil input, such as listing the...
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Stamp Stories of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students build a 5 stamp collection based on the Abraham Lincoln unit theme. In this historical lesson plan, students discuss their collections within their group and build a new collection of 10 stamps. As a class, students debates the...
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Every Day Edit - President Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about President Abraham Lincoln. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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The Civil War Begins

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Begin your unit on the Civil War with this informative PowerPoint that includes key elements leading to the war. This slideshow takes us from Abraham Lincoln to Fort Sumter. Each slide contains a corresponding graphic and clear fact.
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Tidbits of Knowledge About Washington And Lincoln

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars rotate through a number of learning stations to identify true and false statements about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They listen to a book about President's Day, and read the information at each station and...
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Public Views of Lincoln

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars write a letter in the voice of Abraham Lincoln. In this history lesson, students interpret the way the public viewed Lincoln during various times by examining political cartoons and images. Young scholars write a letter in...
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U.S. Set to Celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students use a news article about the celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial to answer questions about Abraham Lincoln and the celebration. In this current events and US history lesson based on a news article, students participate in a...
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Portrait Analysis of Lincoln in Richmond, VA

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students view and analyze a portrait of Abraham Lincoln made during his visit to Richmond, Va. Students determine the historical significance of his visit and create fictional newspaper accounts from various perspectives.
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Sort it Out-Presidents Day-George Washington & Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers K
Students study Presidents Day. In this classification lesson, students sort pictures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln into two piles reviewing who each of the presidents were and what they did.
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Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study Presidential Reconstruction during the Civil War years. They examine the role of the Executive Branch of government, especially in wartime. They investigate the complex issues of how Congress took on the role of...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students, in groups, use the Internet to research Abraham Lincoln. They role-play the part of a newspaper journalist and write an article about him.
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Abraham Lincoln In Indiana

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students use a website and other sites to explore Abraham Lincoln's boyhood.
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A Press Conference With Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders hold a press conference with Abraham Lincoln.
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Picture Lincoln

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze Alexander Gardner's photograph of Abraham Lincoln and complete related activities. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students describe Abraham Lincoln as he is presented in Gardner's photograph. Students read a biography...
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The Life Masks of Lincoln

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students analyze two life masks of Abraham Lincoln. In this Life Masks of Lincoln lesson students determine which events during his presidency formed the change in Lincoln's countenance. Lastly students create a timeline of important...
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Lincoln and the Civil War

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students, in an ESL class, take a close look at Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in preparation for their American Citizenship test. This increases their background knowledge of the united States as a basis for U.S. Citizenship.
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Lincoln and Photography: A Closer Look

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils compare and contrast the Lincoln portraits using a Venn diagram and included analysis tool. In this presidential photography lesson, students write a journal entry and a letter as if they were Abraham Lincoln. Lastly pupils search...
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Southern Secession and Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Election

For Teachers 6th - 8th
President Abraham Lincoln: a true humanitarian or a savvy politician? The lesson focuses on Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the secession of the southern states. Academics interpret how Lincoln's presidential platform promoting African...
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Lincoln's Legend and Legacy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners evaluate Lincoln's impact on American History. In this Civil War lesson, students view a film clip of writings about Lincoln. Learners take notes and compare how the writings define his legacy. Students write their own poem or...
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Presidents Day 2008

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Bring some purpose to your next Presidents Day. Share facts about Mount Rushmore, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and J.F. Kennedy.
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Lincoln's Birthday

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Learners in and ESL classroom discover and discuss the importance of Abraham Lincoln and why we celebrate his birthday. They study vocabulary associated with Abraham Lincoln.
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Life of Lincoln

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students describe the social and political life of Abraham Lincoln with a focus on his contributions and how they changed the United States of America.
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Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students analyze the political and constitutional issues that Lincoln dealt with during his time in the White House as they play an online game and...
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Lincoln 2.0

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students investigate the Presidential history of Abraham Lincoln by completing a multimedia project.  In this U.S. politics lesson, students examine the image of Lincoln on a penny and work in groups to research Lincoln's life using the...
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Lincoln Election Poster of 1860

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine a presidential campaign poster. In this presidential history lesson, students analyze an Abraham Lincoln campaign poster from the 1860 election and answer questions about campaigns during this time.
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Abraham Lincoln's Responsibility

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore Abraham Lincoln. In this character education lesson plan, students read an article about Abraham Lincoln and his responsibilities during the Civil War. Students draw conclusions about the consequences that occurred as a...
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With Malice toward None: Lincoln's Assassination

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the manhunt for, John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. In this lesson plan about a president, students write and role-play they are announcers who are informing the world of the assassination....
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Pairing with Picture Books: Chasing Lincoln's Killer

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Readers of Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, James L Swanson’s young adult novel, use a Venn diagram to compare information about Abraham Lincoln and the events surrounding his assassination, with the images and information presented in picture...
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Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young historians gather information about Abraham Lincoln through a variety of activities. They match vocabulary words with pictures to create a timeline. Additionally, learners read books and articles that teach them about Lincoln's...
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Send Lincoln a Letter

For Teachers K - 4th
Students discover the postal service through a letter writing activity.  In this U.S. Government lesson, students read the book Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, and discover the life history of President Abraham Lincoln.  Students write a letter...
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First Inauguration Speech of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students read an annotated excerpt of Lincoln's speech. In this government lesson, students discuss questions related to the speech to identify Lincoln's ideas to preserve the Union. Students may write optionally write their responses to...
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Bring President Lincoln to Life

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free." - Abraham Lincoln
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Venn Diagram: George Washington & Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Venn diagram worksheet, students compare and contrast George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. A description of how to complete the Venn diagram is included.
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George Washington and Abraham Lincoln: Celebrating Presidents' Day

For Teachers Pre-K
Students research George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. For this social studies lesson, students read stories about Washington and Lincoln. Students complete a Venn diagram about each man. Students use voiceweb to record things they...
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Lincoln and Presidential Power

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze President Lincoln's presidency.  In this US History activity, 11th graders examine the effects of secession and Civil War on the office of the President through a debate.  Students participate in a class...
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Presidents and the Constitution: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the impact of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students read a narrative regarding the move by Lincoln to officially end slavery. Students take notes on the case and respond to...
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The Union is Perpetual: Lincoln is Elected

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the election of Abraham Lincoln. For this historical analysis lesson, students analyze letters, political cartoons, and campaign materials from Lincoln's campaign. Analysis worksheets are included.
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The Union In Peril: Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

For Students 8th - 12th
In this research skills activity, students research the noted website to discover details about Lincoln's Inaugural Address and then respond to the provided analysis questions.
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The Union is Perpetual: Lincoln is Elected

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars view primary documents about the race for President in the time of Abraham Lincoln.  In this election lesson plan, students prepare arguments for and against Lincoln using an analysis sheet.  Young scholars create a poster...
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Analysis Worksheet: “Lincoln in Richmond”

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze "Lincoln in Richmond." Students respond to 7 short answer questions about the piece of artwork. The image is not included.
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Primary Source Worksheet: Frederick Douglass, “Expression of Gratitude for Freedom”

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here is a fantastic primary source analysis activity regarding Frederick Douglass' speech delivered at the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in 1876. The follow-up discussion questions and activities highlight Douglass' discussion of...
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A Comparison of Lincoln’s Inaugural Addresses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Speech, speech! Analyzing speeches is no easy task. High schoolers learn the important process of annotation as they work together to analyze Lincoln's inaugural address. Then groups of four work to annotate a second speech at a more...
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Civil War - Create A Living Timeline

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Speeches, and Writings

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the principles that shaped the beliefs of Abraham Lincoln and respond to a variety of essay questions. They gather information through Internet research and reading selected texts. They role-play as reporters and...
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Abe Lincoln Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 7 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions about the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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The poetry of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After a study of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the impact his death had on the country and on Reconstruction policy, class groups analyze primary sources that recount the writer’s response to Lincoln’s death. As guided...
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Abraham Lincoln Crossword

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Abraham Lincoln crossword puzzle worksheet, learners use the 20 clues to identify the correct terms that will solve the crossword puzzle regarding the 16th president.
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Saving the Birds

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Learn about the kindness and strength of Abraham Lincoln with a reading comprehension activity. After third and fourth graders read a short story about Lincoln saving a family of robins, they answer four questions about the plot and...
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Abraham Lincoln: Print and Color

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this word recognition worksheet, learners trace the name "Abraham Lincoln", write the word independently, and color the picture of Abraham Lincoln.
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President Abraham Lincoln Word Scramble

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word scramble worksheet, students unscramble the letters to spell words associated with Abraham Lincoln. Students spell 20 words.
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Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this biography worksheet, students read a one page factual story about Abraham Lincoln. Students then answer 7 questions about the story.
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Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students examine Abraham Lincoln & Benito Juarez. In this presidential lesson, students compare and contrast the childhood, education, careers and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln & Benito Juarez. Students will then research,...
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Poetry of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze Abraham Lincoln's poems "The Bear Hunt" and "My Childhood's Home" for word choice and deeper inquiry into the vocabulary he uses to convey emotion. They identify rhyming words and patterns in these poems. ...
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Contributions of Famous Americans; Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate U.S. history by researching Abraham Lincoln's achievements. In this Presidential biography lesson, students practice writing letters and stories explaining the accomplishments of President Lincoln during his tenure....
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students read a passage about Abraham Lincoln and answer short answer questions about him. Students complete 5 questions.
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Portraits for Two Presidents-From One Extreme to Another

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students conduct research to compare the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Students work in teams to collect data and use a graphic organizer to display the results of their research then share their research. Students...
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A Slave No More

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover what it was like to cross into freedom. In this slavery lesson, students read the "Emancipation Proclamation," and letters written by Abraham Lincoln and John Washington (a former slave). Students identify the key ideas...
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The Greatest Educational Change America has Ever Seen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the history of the penny.  In this Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent teachers guide, students connect the life of President Abraham Lincoln to the 1-cent coin in his honor through a variety of lessons and activities. 
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this social studies and biography worksheet, student read a short selection and look at a picture of Abraham Lincoln. They use the information to answer 5 online multiple choice questions.
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The Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 6th
Who was Abraham Lincoln, and what is the Gettysburg Address? Sixth graders participate in a seminar where they read and analyze the Gettysburg Address and its importance. The role of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War is also...
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Whitman and Lincoln

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars determine if Lincoln and Whitman ever met and write a dialogue between the two men. In this Whitman and Lincoln lesson, students read Whitman's poem "Beat! Beat! Drums!" and connect it to the events of Lincoln's...
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With Malice toward None: Lincoln's Assassination

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars analyze primary documents regarding Lincoln's assassination. In this instructional activity on Lincoln's assassination, students analyze three primary sources of information regarding President Lincoln's assassination.
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On This Day: Emancipation Proclamation

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While Abraham Lincoln is remembered for the Emancipation Proclamation, the document didn't actually free any peoples. Listening to scholars, learners explore its military purpose and how it helped turn the tide of the Civil War. They...
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Gettysburg Address: Abraham Lincoln's Greatest Speech

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Most Americans have heard of the Gettysburg Address, but may not know what it means and why is it so important. Following guidance and scaffolded prompts, scholars analyze the short document that left an undeniable impact on the American...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Springboard to the White House

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates saw two primary political candidates debating seven different times about one of the most important social movements in United States history. Middle and high schoolers read an article that describes the...
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A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers K - 1st
Students research the background to Abraham Lincoln. The students use a map of the United States to locate important areas in Lincoln's life. Students keep a running log of their findings on the board to review. They read A Picture Book...
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About Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the life of Abraham Lincoln. They read and analyze a poem, create a timeline, write an essay, research The Gettysburg Address and The Emancipation Proclamation, explore websites, and interview...
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Life in a Box: Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students view pictures of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson and explain what they see.  In this primary source lesson, students work in groups to look for picture clues to find which President they are looking at.
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A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine the life of Abraham Lincoln. In this U. S. history instructional activity, students read A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David Adler. Students discuss Lincoln's life and use a map to locate places mentioned in the...
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Story Hour with Lincoln

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the life of Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson plan, students create a Lincoln beard and hat to wear. Students view the penny and discuss why he was chosen to be pictured on the penny. Students create...
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Lincoln, Patriotism and Protest

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore arguments surrounding Abraham Lincoln's opposition to the Mexican War. They compare the arguments surrounding Lincoln's opposition to war with those surrounding war protestors during the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial: Forging Greatness during Lincoln's Youth

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial by researching different parts of this website.
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Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln. In this Lincoln celebration lesson, students create short films using images and narrate facts found online.  Students use a video editing program and publish final products on Lincoln's birthday....
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Mark Twain: Straddling the Civil War

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Mark Twain's life, politics, writing, and role as a mirror of pre- and post-Civil War American culture are the focus 11th and 12th graders in this section from an expansive author study. A critical writing assignment comparing Twain to...
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Millionaire Review Game: Civil War Era

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Could you win a million dollars by being good at your US history? Maybe not, but kids can pretend they will, as they play Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Civil War Edition. There are 15 fantastic questions about slavery, Lincoln, the...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 4th
For this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, 4th graders read a time line of events in Lincoln's life and fill in 16 blanks based on the time line. The blanks are in the context of a paragraph with sentence clues.
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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
An incredibly detailed and focused resource, this cross-curricular unit uses text dependent questions, primary sources, and close reading to help readers interpret and analyze the content and structure of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg...
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Lincoln Frees the Slaves

For Students 5th - 7th
Read about Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and the Civil War, then analyze a quote and a painting. Learners read the provided background information then answer three questions related to Lincoln's views of the Civil War. They analyze a...
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Chasing Lincoln's Killer: A Novel Study

For Teachers 7th - 12th
James Swanson's novel, Chasing Lincoln's Killer, provides an engaging unit of study for all readers.
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Lincoln And Reconstruction

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine Lincoln's actions. In this lesson on the Reconstruction, 8th graders will use primary sources to determine if the actions of President Lincoln were Constitutional. Students will participate in a variety of...
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President's Desk for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One could not tell a lie; the other had a nickname denoting his honesty. American history learners compare and contrast George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in a creative research lesson. After learning more about the personalities,...
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The Emancipation Proclamation

For Students 8th Standards
The Emancipation Proclamation: one of the most important primary sources for studying American history! An interdisciplinary resource includes a reading of Abraham Lincoln's seminal speech quoted directly. Following the reading, pupils...
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President Abraham Lincoln Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students unscramble the letters to spell 20 words pertaining to Abraham Lincoln. There is a word box.
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Exploring Height with Abe Lincoln

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars examine a life-size count out of Abraham Lincoln to get a visual comparison of their height and Lincoln's. They work in pairs and trace each other's body and measure from head to toe in inches using a ruler. They then...
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The Civil War: A Nation Divided

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discuss the differences between the North and the South and how those differences led to the Civil War. Middle schoolers examine and analyze a famous speech or writing by President Lincoln in order to better understand the speaker's...
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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
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Comparing Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (1862) and Alexander II's Emancipation Manifesto (1861)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast 2 primary sources regarding slavery. In this historical perspectives lesson, student analyze and compare Abraham Lincoln’s American Emancipation Proclamation and Alexander II's Russian...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students brainstorm different names of presidents and reflect upon the importance of the role in government. They demonstrate a knowledge of the important events in the life of Abraham Lincoln. Students conduct research into the founding...
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Abraham Lincoln Story Paper

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students see a realistic drawing of Lincoln, followed by blank lines. While there are no directions, it seems this will be used to write about this famous President.
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Four Heroic Presidents

For Teachers K
Students complete a series of lessons that explore the heroic qualities of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Students read books, participate in discussion, color pictures and complete worksheets.
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Getting to Know 2 Presidents

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Presidents activity, students answer short answer questions about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln by looking on the websites given to them. Students complete 7 questions each.
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Civil War and Reconstruction

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the Civil War by researching the state of Virginia.  In this US History instructional activity, 4th graders identify Abraham Lincoln, James Chestnut and Fort Sumter, and discuss their roles in the start of the...
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Presidents' Day

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students investigate George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other American Presidents. They complete a Webquest, take a virtual tour of Mount Vernon, answer discussion questions, and evaluate newspaper articles about the current president.
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Presidents' Day - Third Monday in February

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Presidents' Day-themed worksheet, students will solve a 14 question crossword puzzle using words related to the presidency, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington.
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Fifth Grade Social Studies

For Students 5th
In this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and African Americans. Students complete 4 questions.
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An Acquaintance with Darkness, a Civil War

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the Civil War, and people and events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and his funeral procession.
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Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This article illustrates diverse ways to educate high school students about Lincoln, his struggles and what they mean for us today.
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Who Freed the Slaves During the Civil War?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pose the question to your historians: who really freed the slaves? They critically assess various arguments, using primary sources as evidence. In small groups, scholars jigsaw 5 primary source documents (linked), and fill out an...
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What Events Led to Lincoln's Assassination?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  In this American history activity, 4th graders conduct research, share their findings, and write a report about the events leading up to the death of President Lincoln. ...
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Word Unscramble- Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students unscramble the letters in 8 words that pertain to Lincoln. Students write the words on the lines.
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Places We Live

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
With a wonderful bibliography to support this lesson on Illinois, President Lincoln, and rural vs. urban settings, this activity is a motivating experience. The lesson begins with pupils exploring books, such as The Little House by...

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