- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was the leader of the
United States when the country faced one of its greatest challenges
the Civil War. Learn about the key events in this famous president's life
and about his important ideas on democracy.
by reading a short biography of President Lincoln at http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/glimpse/presidents/html/
al16.html. Make a time line of the significant events that took place on the following dates:
President Lincoln gave a very famous speech known as the The Gettysburg Address. He gave this short speech at the dedication of a cemetery in this town after the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Look at a copy of one of Lincoln's handwritten drafts at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/gadd/gadrft.html and read the text of Lincoln's speech at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/gadd/gatr2.html.
a copy of the text. Use a dictionary and thesaurus to look up words that
you don't understand. Then, rewrite it in your own words.
Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Visit this Web site at http://www.nps.gov/foth/index2.htm. Conduct research and write a report of the event as if you were a newspaper reporter writing for the April 15, 1865 edition of a newspaper.