Famous Author, Bill O'Reilly, wrote a fascinating nonfiction book about our late President Abraham Lincoln and his assassination. It is titled, "Lincoln's Last Day," written in 2014.
This novel is engrossing for all and students may find themselves absorbed in a non-fiction book like they have not experienced before.
This 38 page workbook is made for the student to touch many learning modalities for Brain Based Learning as well as the Language Arts Standards. Understanding Main Idea, Explaining word meaning in denotation as well as connotation using specific text, Cause/effect, Comparing information from two different sources, Analyzing how the chapter fits into the overall structure of the book, Analyzing the interaction between different characters, events and ideas in the book, Point of View, Author's Purpose and showing the Historical concepts also!
Included are many activities including a lapbook, several games, an internet art project, and time lines, and a tic tac toe for an end of unit choice project for the students to demonstrate their comprehension.
I value communication and words, so I've included a cursive writing project as well and some famous quotes from our characters.
A Teacher's Edition is in a separate 48 page book offering with all answers, standards, and explanations of the brain based learning. It can be found here: Lincoln's Last Days TEACHER Edition Non-Fiction Book Study
This is way cool, and so unique. Your students will be so proud of themselves. I have had students as young as fourth grade memorize the Gettysburg Address: Try this:Learn the Gettysburg Address & Dress Up Like Lincoln
Another fascinating figure of this time period was Harriet Tubman! Did you know she was a spy during the Civil War!? Get those facts and HOW to plan and create an Underground Railroad Simulation for your students : Pre-Civil War: The Underground Railroad Simulation
Any students ready for a challenge? Bonus points if they can memorize presidents, and here is a fun, easier way to try it! Memorize the US Presidents
Have fun with this:Presidential Tic Tac Toe