Remembering Abraham Lincoln
As part of their study of the contributions of Abraham Lincoln, class members design their own memorial for this great president.
Memorializing Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC
The legacy of President Lincoln continues to endure. Scholars view images of three statues that have been created to honor President Lincoln. Academics analyze the three images and share their findings in a group discussion format. Young...
Memorials, Statues, and Monuments to George Washington
An activity uses images of George Washington's statues to compare how they represent different aspects of his life. Scholars complete a worksheet based on their findings and then share as a group how they would construct a new memorial...
The Unfinished Lincoln Memorial
Students develop a list of images of President Abraham Lincoln: for example, self-taught youth, great debater, advocate of abolition of slavery and assassinated hero. They must determine if these images of Lincoln stand up under scrutiny.
Abraham Lincoln and the Arts
Students engage in a study of history and how the figure of Abraham Lincoln has evolved into a national cultural icon. They discuss the importance of his life and how he influenced the political landscape of America in the past and present.
Washington D. C.
As a brief overview of Washington D.C. and famous landmarks, this resource could be used as a supplement to a social studies unit. The presentation refers to President Bush, but could be altered to include information about the current...
United States symbols are the subject of a video brought to you by BrainPop Jr. Hosts, Annie and Moby, begin with a definition of the word symbol, then go on to detail ten American symbols—the American flag, a Bald Eagle, the Liberty...
Students brainstorm different names of presidents and reflect upon the importance of the role in government. They demonstrate a knowledge of the important events in the life of Abraham Lincoln. Students conduct research into the founding...
Recognizing Exact Numbers or Estimates
In this estimation worksheet, students read a word problem about the Lincoln Memorial and then answer 4 fill in the blank questions where they decide whether they need to use an exact number or an estimate to answer each question.
Memorial Day--The Gettysburg Address
Students study the reasons why Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States. They examine how and why those who died for their country are honored. They memorize the Gettysburg Address and how it is used to celebrate Memorial Day.
Students explore the significance of memorials in the creation of their own memorial for the victims of 9/11. Through brainstorming and class discussion, they identify the characteristics of a memorial. Students use construction paper...
Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab
In this vocabulary worksheet, students select the best word choice to complete the sentence. All words correspond to the theme of Memorial Day.
Monuments, Memorials and Public Spaces
Monument and memorial lesson plans can get students thinking about important topics and time periods in history.
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President's Day for Special Education/Early Elementary
Young scholars investigate how both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington displayed the trait of honesty. They listen to read alouds of class books and poems that address both the lives of these men and the trait of honesty. They use a...
From Greece to Main Street
Students consider the influence of the Greeks on American architecture. In this American Greek Revival architecture lesson, students identify the attributes of architectural style as they compare the Parthenon with the Lincoln Memorial....
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.
Symbols of Our Land
Students explore the symbols and figures significant to the American culture in the five lessons of this unit. The U.S. flag in various versions, the Statue of Liberty, and the Lincoln Momorial are all covered in short segments in this...
Students research Abraham Lincoln and explore the ambition he had in life. After examining a penny, students list the contributions that Lincoln made to America. Individually, they write a goal they wish to accomplish. Students are...
Memorializing September 11, 2001
Students use the Internet to research monuments. They design models of appropriate memorials which would honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. They complete oral presentations that...
The Gettysburg Address
In this social studies activity, students read the Gettysburg Address. Students substitute words or phrases that have the same meanings as 10 underlined phrases from the Address.
Show Me Economics
Students identify the penny as a copper coin worth 1 cent. They discover information found on the penny: President Lincoln's face, Lincoln Memorial, date, and location of minting.
Students examine photographs of memorials for veterans. They identify who is being honored and why. They research one hero they find interesting and create a memorial for them. They share their hero with the class.
Students access a variety of Presidents Day themed websites. They locate the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, biographies, timelines, memorials and documents written by both men.
Putting History in its Place
Examine ways in which historic places and landmarks represent significant themes and events in American history. Then create theme-based travel guides for related historic locations. This lesson requires informational reference materials...