Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: Trials and Triumphs
Eighth graders access the TDC database and view the Brady photos, which depict Abraham Lincoln throughout various times in history. They analyze the photos and discuss the reasons for the changes in President Lincoln's appearance over time.
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The Death of Abraham Lincoln DBQ
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a pivotal moment in American history, but what were the immediate effects throughout the newly unified country? A document-based question focuses on the consequences of the first assassination of...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Students study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. In this U.S. history instructional activity, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. Students complete a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A President's Vision: Abraham Lincoln
Invite your learners to take a close look at Abraham Lincoln's presidency through analysis worksheets of several images and primary documents, presented on an educational poster entirely dedicated to this great United States president.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Baltimore – Caught in the Middle
Choosing sides is no easy matter, and this was certainly true for the citizens of Baltimore in the beginning stages of the Civil War. Using video, group analysis of several primary sources, and discussion, this detailed and thorough...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Elegy for Lincoln: Walt Whitman’s Poem
Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!" is one of the most famous and emotional tributes to Abraham Lincoln. Guide readers through the evocative elegy with a reading comprehension learning exercise, complete with the poem's text and a...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Letter to General William T. Sherman
A brief letter can speak volumes. Your young historians will analyze a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to General Sherman, and discover the significance of the capture of Savannah, as well as gain insight into Lincoln's role as...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Appomattox Court House and Lincoln's Assassination
Did Lincoln know that victory for the Union was imminent? According to this video, which discusses the end of the Civil War (including a great anecdote about a historic coincidence between the beginning and end of the war), many...
6 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis instructional activity focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable