Abraham Lincoln Mini-Unit
Cut and paste Timeline of the Life of Lincoln- Students cut out the boxes that include dates and descriptions of important events in Lincoln's life. They then glue them down in chronological order on another sheet of paper.
Cut and paste timeline with student drawn pictures- Same as above, but clipart is not included on the events. Students have to draw their own pictures.
The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address scripted for students- The Gettysburg Address is broken apart into sections for students to present with the harder sections being read by the teacher.
In My Hat writing prompt- After reading or learning about Abe Lincoln's hat and how he used it to carry papers. Students write about what important items they would carry in their hat. They then decorate the hat and cut it out. In our class we made a hat tower with all of the hats.
Fact and Opinion on Abraham Lincoln- After reading any nonfiction book about Abraham Lincoln students fill in two facts and two opinions.
Honest Abe True or False Statements- This activity should be completed at the end of the unit. Students answer true or false to statements about Lincoln's life. These statements are not meant to trick students into thinking the wrong thing.
Abraham Lincoln KWL Chart- May be completed prior to learning about Lincoln, chart is finished after students have spent some time studying Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln Writing Anchor Chart- This can be used to get students thinking about who Lincoln was and what he achieved.
Abe’s Hat Math Addition with modified sheet- This is a fun twist on addition practice. Students write down the sums on the rectangles and then put the sums in order from least to greatest to build Lincoln's tall hat. I have also included a modified sheet for struggling students.
Abe’s Hat Math Subtraction with modified sheet- Same as above, except with subtraction problems.