Activities for Lesson 8
Have students write reports about Abraham Lincoln's life from the books they have read. Then place the reports in a stovepipe hat, the way Lincoln stored his reports.
To make a stovepipe cut the flap off a 6" by 9" manila envelope. Glue it to the back of a piece of black construction paper. Trim the construction paper to make a hat shape. Glue the hat onto the top of a flesh colored piece of construction paper. Then have each student draw a picture of Lincoln under the hat.
Visit these web sites:
Abraham Lincoln for Primary Children http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/lincoln/
History Place - Abraham Lincoln http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/
read the Gettysburg Address, look at Civil War photographs and others, and learn more about the 16th president.
Life of Abraham Lincoln http://www.berwickacademy.org/lincoln/lincoln.htm
from a first-grade class in South Berwick, Maine.
Abraham Lincoln Online http://www.netins.net/showcase/creative/lincoln.html
history, anecdotes, quizzes and more about former U.S. President Lincoln.
Civil War: Abraham Lincoln http://library.thinkquest.org/3055/netscape/people/lincoln.html
biography of his life and leadership in the Civil War from a ThinkQuest site.
Abraham Lincoln Research Site
biography of this President that includes photographs and many stories about Lincoln's life, family, and pets.
Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President 1861-1865 http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/glimpse/presidents/html/al16.html
from the official White House site.
Lesson Plan Sites
Lesson Exchange: Abraham Lincoln http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1520.html
ProTeacher: Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans http://www.proteacher.com/090158.shtml
From the Wilderness to the Whitehouse http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/profbooks/wildabe.htm
Assemble a time line of the key events in Abraham Lincoln's life.
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