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Abraham Lincoln: A Time Line Research Project

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Though Abraham Lincoln's life was tragically cut short, it was filled with accomplishments and inspiring moments that continue to influence American democracy. Explore the ways the 16th president of the United States made his way from a humble log cabin to the prestigious White House with a timeline activity that encourages research and synthesis skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use extension activities as a way to differentiate the lesson
  • Look through the related materials at the bottom of the lesson plan to complete a unit on Abraham Lincoln
  • Connect the lesson to language arts, and have learners turn the information in their timelines into thorough biographies
  • Encourage groups to choose another historical figure to complete additional timelines in the same model
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson calls for two days of instruction, which may not be enough time if class members are conducting additional research
  • Provides a link to a list of recommended reading, organized by grade level
  • Includes three sections of plans: before, during, and after instruction
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