Lincoln's Assassination Teacher Resources
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Young scholars examine the differences between Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez. In this presidential lesson, students research then compare and contrast their similarities and differences between the lives of Lincoln and Juarez. Young scholars will use a chart or graphic organizer to organize their findings.
In this Abraham Lincoln worksheet, students research the dates given to them and write what happened with Abraham Lincoln in that time. Students research 4 dates and search for 4 dates where the research is done for them.
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.
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents, including Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Order 9066. After an extended controversial issue discussion of the questions, individuals present their own stance through an argumentative essay supported by evidence drawn from the documents.
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?"
Young scholars, in groups, use the Internet to research Abraham Lincoln. They role-play the part of a newspaper journalist and write an article about him.
Students analyze the Civil War and the effects it had upon one person in particular, Abraham Lincoln, by analyzing images of the president at various stages in time. Students will also analyze an original drawing of Lincoln's arrival in Richmond, VA at the end of the war.
In this Abraham Lincoln crossword worksheet, students read 20 clues pertaining to this famous President. Students fit their answers in a crossword puzzle.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars complete project by creating an acrostic poem for the President they researched.
High schoolers examine the image of George Washington. In this Washington presidency instructional activity, students use the provided analysis handout to analyze the character of Washington conveyed in several pieces of art and speeches. High schoolers share their findings.
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.
Ninth graders explore the presidency of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In this US History instructional activity, 9th graders examine the life of Abraham Lincoln. students write an essay describing the presidency and the people's relationship to it.
Eighth graders explore the Civil War, and people and events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and his funeral procession.
Students are introduced to American personalities whose fame and contributions have left, and continue to leave a mark in American history.