Celebrate Abraham Lincoln
Lesson plans, books, and activities about Abraham Lincoln
- 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.
Abraham Lincoln at a Glance
Abe Lincoln Remembers will provide insight into the life of Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.
Add action and relevancy to curricular themes like Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War with these three Reader's Theater scripts.
A brief synopsis of Abraham Lincoln's accomplishments, and a corresponding activity.
In this lesson, students will research the events of Abraham Lincoln's life and organize them on a time line.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was famous for freeing the slaves and ending the Civil War. This mini-biography — coupled with a companion crossword puzzle — helps build comprehension and boosts vocabulary.
In this video, Kid Reporter Michael Geheren takes viewers on a virtual tour through the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
Use Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books when studying U.S. presidents, and when talking about a love of books and reading.
Celebrate President Lincoln’s birthday by making a three-dimensional likeness of his log cabin home.
This Abraham Lincoln-inspired pencil holder is a fun craft to make for Presidents' Day.
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.
Students will learn about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass through historical texts and biographies and complete a chart comparing and contrasting the two influential men.
Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln tells the story of the events preceding, and the actual delivery of, President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. Students will come to understand that few words, if carefully chosen, are all that are necessary to communicate important, powerful ideas.
Use these teaching resources to talk to your students about the Civil War and President Lincoln's famous speech.
Questions for discussing this fast-paced nonfiction thriller that gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find the assassin John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices. It shows readers Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend — and how his death impacted the nation.