Lincoln's Assassination Teacher Resources
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Lincoln's Birthday Word Search
In this word search worksheet, students find the answers to 20 questions about President Lincoln in the puzzle. Students must have prior knowledge to complete, but answers are given "upside down" on worksheet.
Reliving History Through Writing
Learners read a first hand account of John F. Kennedy's assassination. They write an essay describing how a world or national event affected them.
Trying to Make Sense of the World
Students view video clips of September 11 and the assassination of John Kennedy. They discuss why these events hold such an importance to the United States. They also examine the role of coincidence and conspiracy in these types of events.
The Civil War: A Nation Divided
Discuss the differences between the North and the South and how those differences led to the Civil War. Middle schoolers examine and analyze a famous speech or writing by President Lincoln in order to better understand the speaker's argument and discuss the conflicting opinions of the President during the war. After analyzing the speech or writing, learners write an essay in which they briefly summarize the speech.
Lincoln is in the House! ("Name-Dropping" Poems and the Power of Connotation)
“What’s in a name?” Just about everything. Barack Obama, Vincent van Gogh, Justin Bieber. Famous names evoke a multitude of reactions and poets often use the names of famous people in their works precisely because names carry connotations that give added depth to their poems. After examining several “Name-Dropping” poems, class groups search for other examples, present their findings to the class, and then craft their own examples. The richly detailed plan includes suggestions for research sites, famous musicians, artists, and political figures to use as subjects, and writing prompts. Worthy of a place in your curriculum library.
The Great "What If" Question. How might American history have been different had Lincoln lived?
Students examine the impact of the assassination of President Lincoln. After researching the Republican positions on Reconstruction and analyzing documents related to the Reconstruction, students take a position and explain their support of Lincoln or the Radical Republicans. In groups, they debate the question, "Would Reconstruction have been different had Lincoln lived?"
Students, in groups, use the Internet to research Abraham Lincoln. They role-play the part of a newspaper journalist and write an article about him.
The Civil War: A Nation Divided
Students examine the clash between the North and the South. In this Civil War lesson, students watch segments of the Discovery video "The Civil War: A Nation Divided". Students conduct further research pertaining to the economies and other regional differences of the North and the South. Students write essays based on their impressions of Lincoln's speeches as well.
Students investigate the details of the October 27, 1999 assassinations in Armenia's Parliament - by developing a series of questions related to the causes of the attack, the effects on national and international scales.
The Greatest Educational Change America has Ever Seen
Students examine the history of the penny. In this Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent teachers guide, students connect the life of President Abraham Lincoln to the 1-cent coin in his honor through a variety of lessons and activities.
Portraits for Two Presidents-From One Extreme to Another
Students conduct research to compare the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Students work in teams to collect data and use a graphic organizer to display the results of their research then share their research. Students complete project by creating an acrostic poem for the President they researched.
Millionaire: Civil War Edition
The Civil War is such an exciting topic, now it can be exciting to review. Play this millionaire-style game to study or review the American Civil War. Lincolns assassination, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the battles between the North and South are all covered.
Abraham Lincoln Crossword
In this Abraham Lincoln crossword worksheet, students read 20 clues pertaining to this famous President. Students fit their answers in a crossword puzzle.
Portraits of Power: American Presidents
Ninth graders explore the presidency of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In this US History lesson, 9th graders examine the life of Abraham Lincoln. students write an essay describing the presidency and the people's relationship to it.
An Acquaintance with Darkness, a Civil War
Eighth graders explore the Civil War, and people and events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and his funeral procession.
Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction
Students study Presidential Reconstruction during the Civil War years. They examine the role of the Executive Branch of government, especially in wartime. They investigate the complex issues of how Congress took on the role of reconstructing the nation after the Civil War.
The Gettysburg Address
Students examine Lincoln's life. In this U.S. history lesson, students examine facts about Abraham Lincoln and then complete 6 extension activities that require them to complete research regarding the Civil War.
Writing a Social Studies Essay
In this social studies essay worksheet, students follow the provided steps listed in the graphic organizer to write their own social studies essays. Students also read a sample essay about the U.S. government.
Students investigate George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other American Presidents. They complete a Webquest, take a virtual tour of Mount Vernon, answer discussion questions, and evaluate newspaper articles about the current president.
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil War era. After your pupils have a strong understanding of the time period, lead them in a class reading and send them off to practice a group reading. The lesson includes a vocabulary list and a series of activities that focus on literary devices, repetition in particular. This Common Core designed resource will help your learners understand both the text and the power of language.