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The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln
Pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States with this fun song and activity. From his birth in a Kentucky log cabin and childhood in Indiana, to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and his eventual assassination,...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Civil War Play Lesson Plan
Students act out the Civil War through reader's theater. In this performing arts lesson plan, students research the Civil War and find costumes, props and scenery appropriate to the time period. They become characters from the Civil War...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Nation Divided: Why Couldn't They Just Get Along?
Fourth graders examine both perspectives of the Civil War as related to the differing economies. In this nation divided instructional activity, 4th graders view primary sources, examine paper money and a political chart, and review...
4th Social Studies & History