Abraham Lincoln: Holding the Nation Together

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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," this play provides a behind the scenes look at President Lincoln's fight to end slavery. Breathe some life in to a social studies unit on the Civil War or a study of American presidents with this fun learning activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Script includes roles for 12 different students
  • Historical background information establishes a context for each scene in the play
Cons

  • Assumes children have prior knowledge about slavery and the Civil War
  • Requires supplemental instruction on how to read with expression