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Students discover the postal service through a letter writing activity. In this U.S. Government lesson, students read the book Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, and discover the life history of President Abraham Lincoln. Students write a letter to the late president and go on a field trip to the post office to mail it.
Fourth graders consider the impact Grace Bedell had on Abraham Lincoln and write a letter with suggestions to a current political figure. In this Civil War history and literacy lesson, 4th graders listen to the book Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, and draw conclusions about why Lincoln grew a beard. Students write a letter to a political figure making constructive suggestions about an area of personal concern.
Students analyze two life masks of Abraham Lincoln. In this Life Masks of Lincoln instructional activity students determine which events during his presidency formed the change in Lincoln's countenance. Lastly students create a timeline of important events in Lincoln's presidency between 1860 and 1865.
Students determine if Lincoln and Whitman ever met and write a dialogue between the two men. In this Whitman and Lincoln lesson, students read Whitman's poem "Beat! Beat! Drums!" and connect it to the events of Lincoln's presidency. Students listen to James Grant's modern song "Such Was the War" and imagine what Lincoln's reaction would be. Students write a letter from Lincoln to Whitman regarding the song.
Eighth graders examine Lincoln's actions. In this lesson on the Reconstruction, 8th graders will use primary sources to determine if the actions of President Lincoln were Constitutional. Students will participate in a variety of activities that help facilitate personal reflection and discussion on both Constitutional powers and the Civil War.
Students investigate U.S. history by researching Abraham Lincoln's achievements. In this Presidential biography lesson, students practice writing letters and stories explaining the accomplishments of President Lincoln during his tenure. Students collaborate in groups to present information about the Emancipation Proclamation and Slavery.