Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan

Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
Journey to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln (Week 1)Common Core Weekly Lesson Plan
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This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Journey to Freedom. It is the FIRST week in my Journey to Freedom Unit.

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be learning about Abraham Lincoln. They will learn how his life was significant to the slavery time period. This unit introduces the students to slavery and what it means to be a slave. They will also learn about text features, subjects & main ideas, and time lines. At the end of the week, they will take a book test where they answer questions related to the book.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
explain the life of Abraham Lincoln
identify text features in the book
use text features to locate information
identify the subject and main idea of a paragraph.


The weekly lesson was written around the book:
National Geographic Kids Abraham Lincoln by Caroline Crosson Gilpin

*You will need enough books for the students to work with a partner or small group or one for every student. This book will be used for the entire week lesson so one book per student would be the best scenario. Especially since they are going to need the book for the final test.

The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary Words
+Technology Links
+Detailed plans for the week (4 pages)
1 student response booklet template to copy for each student (6 pages)- the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
1 graph sheet for text features (1 page)
1 weekly skill test (2 pages)

The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RI.2.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. (time line – How was the life of Abraham Lincoln important to slavery?)

RI.2.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

RI.2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. (why did the author write this text? What does the author want to describe or explain?)



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13 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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