Celebrate Abraham Lincoln
Lesson plans, books, and activities for Lincoln's birthday on February 12
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Abraham Lincoln served as president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. He remains one of the most revered figures in American history.
Lincoln preserved the fractured Union through the bitter and bloody Civil War and used wartime powers to issue the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This executive order freed slaves in the Confederate states and preceded the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.
Use the books and teaching ideas in this collection to celebrate Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, on his February 12 birthday.
See how Lincoln personifies the definition of "persistence" with a brief look at key facts from his life.
At his second inauguration in 1865, President Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches in American presidential history.
A brief synopsis of Abraham Lincoln's accomplishments, and a corresponding activity.
Listen and Read Activities
Early readers follow Abraham Lincoln from childhood to the presidency with this read-along book with audio and photos.
Early readers follow Abraham Lincoln from childhood to the presidency with this short read-along that includes text, audio, and photos.
Use these books to help you teach about the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.