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.
Add action and relevancy to curricular themes like Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War with these three Reader's Theater scripts.
With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address fast approaching, here are four classroom-tested ideas for teaching about our sixteenth president.
See how Lincoln personifies the definition of "persistence" with a brief look at key facts from his life.
A brief synopsis of Abraham Lincoln's accomplishments, and a corresponding activity.
Printables and Mini-Books
A printable non-fiction mini-book with illustrations and a glossary
Lead your class in this song about Abraham Lincoln to kick start your lesson on the popular president, then use the activity ideas presented to extend the lesson.