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:

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.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln2.html
biography of this President that includes photographs and many stories about Lincoln's life, family, and pets.

 

Lesson Plan Sites

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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