Based off of the History Channel's article and information, 'The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, 10 Things One May Not Know,' students first read and analyze the 10 things provided on the pages. (I printed these slides out and pasted them around my room for students to do a gallery walk with).
After students are familiar with the information of the texts and you have discussed each one, students are handed the riddles to solve!
All the rhyming riddles deal with the 10 things from the slides. The riddles are written through the perspective of that person or event affiliated with the assassination LIKE John Wilkes Booth had essentially threatened Lincoln three times, more people of the government were harmed the night of Lincoln's assassination, there was a note addressed to Vice President Johnson from John Wilkes Booth that night, how Lincoln's deathbed was a tourist attraction, and more!
This activity was so interesting to my students and they liked uncovering each fact through the perspectives of people of the time.
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