This Abraham Lincoln Bundle is a great addition to any lessons over the 16th President of the United States life. You and your students will love the resources and differentiated instruction available in this file as mine do!
Gettysburg Address Comic
Your students will read and learn about Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with the Comic.
Included in this file is the "Gettysburg Address Comic," "Comprehension Questions and Answer Key", and Gettysburg Address Translation Handout, as well as a blank "Modern Gettysburg Address" page to put up in your classroom once you have finished the lesson.
I use this as a group assignment and break the students up into 10 different groups and assign each a part of the Gettysburg Address to translate into modern language. The students research and discuss the meanings of words used by Lincoln during one of his most famous speeches.
Linkin' the Lincoln and Kennedy Assassination
This is a fun research assignment for students to do. I allow them to use the internet on their phones or computer if available. I use it while studying the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln but it could be used while studying JFK as well or just as an extra fun assignment. It will spark interest and curiosity for your students. After they have completed their research I have them write on a separate sheet of paper a paragraph or two the about their thoughts about the similarities that exist between Lincoln and Kennedy's assassination. Then I have them write down at least 10 non-coincidences between the two and we discuss how some of the coincidences don't hold much value, but others are strangely similar. It is a fun way for students to do research about these two presidents. The fun part for me with this lesson is that the students end up learning far more about these presidents than they realize and it brings up new questions and increases their curiosity about these two men.
Some of the interesting questions the students will research include:
*What day of the week were Lincoln and Kennedy shot?
*Where was Lincoln shot (the location)? Ford's Theatre
*What kind of car was Kennedy in when he was shot? Who makes that car?
*When was Lincoln elected president? Kennedy?
Your students will enjoy this research project!
Answer Key, instructions, and internet resources are also included in this file.
Gettysburg Address Puzzle - Hands on History
I use this Gettysburg Address Puzzle to introduce, teach, and review my unit over Lincoln's Famous Speech.
Your students will learn and review some the words from "The Gettysburg Address." This small tool can provide a number of teaching opportunities. You and your students will enjoy this puzzle's versatility.
I print out these puzzles on card stock or laminate them so they last longer, and cut it out. Occasionally I'll have the students cut them out to save time and also it allows them to review. I put each of the pieces in their own little bag. Then I pass out each bag to the students. I will use this puzzle periodically throughout my units. The first time I will give the students 5-10 minutes to see how much they can do. Then I'll shorten the time as we learn more about it. By the end of my unit I have puzzle races and time the students. I record their times and push them to try and beat them. ¨It is a fun way for them to review and try and piece the document together and it is great for your tactile learners as well.
Abraham Lincoln Fakebook
Your students will have fun with this assignment!
Encourage research, writing, and creativity with this Presidential Fakebook template.
In my class my students do research and then create a "Fakebook" page for the president we are learning about. They research and then write 3 famous quotes of this president and write 10 status updates that would have taken place during this president's lifetime.
With this file you can print off the template to give to your students and have them complete the Fakebook.
You will love reading these Presidential status updates from your students and they will love doing it! They have to research and find information about the president which isn't always the most exciting thing for them, but then they get to be creative and write as the president in modern day language that they are familiar with.
They love creating these and they also love to share them.
My students put these up on the wall in my classroom and will walk around the class and read what their classmates wrote.
It is a fun and engaging lesson!
U.S. History Word Ladders: 4 Letter President Names & Lincoln's Assassination
Are your students constantly asking, "What do I do when I'm done?" or "Do you have any extra credit?"
Do you need something for them to work on quietly after tests, quizzes, or something to keep them busy while a substitute teacher is in the classroom?
This is a fun way to keep your students and their minds occupied. It takes English skills and Social Studies skills as well to complete the assignment.
4 Letter President Names Word Ladder
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Word Ladder
A word ladder puzzle begins with two words, and to solve the puzzle one must find a chain of other words to link the two, in which two adjacent words differ by one letter. For example: “Use legs to” WALK “Use mouth to” TALK. Each word changes by one letter ultimately connecting the first and last words together.
This assignment can be used as: extra credit, a FUN assignment for those who finish things quickly, a stand alone assignment on a day after testing or when class might be a little shorter than normal. I have used this assignment with my students and they love it, especially when they can work together in groups and compete against one another.
Abraham Lincoln Puzzle
I use this Abraham Lincoln Puzzle the major themes of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency. There are 15 pieces to the puzzle. There are 3 puzzles included with varying difficulties. One has a large picture of Abraham Lincoln that will help those that may struggle to complete the puzzle a little easier. The second one is slightly more challenging and has smaller pictures of Abraham Lincoln in the background. The third puzzle has no pictures and students will complete the puzzle by connecting the terms only! They will love learning without realizing it! :)
I print out the puzzle on card stock or laminate it (so they last longer), and cut it out. I put each of the pieces in their own little bag. Then I pass out each bag to the students. The first time I will give the students 5-10 minutes to see how much they can do. Then I'll shorten the time as we learn more about it. By the end of my unit I have puzzle races and time the students. I record their times and push them to try and beat them.
It is a fun way for them to review and try and piece the document together and it is great for your tactile learners as well.