This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union. Questions used in this TED.Ed are borrowed from Edsitement lesson plan.
Civil War - Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton & More! -100 pages
Students will learn all about the The American Civil War Resource loaded with informational articles, organizers, and interactive activities about the causes, events, important people, and results of the war.
Ford’s theatre The president's box at Ford's theatre, photographed at the time of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 by the actor John Wilkes Booth – five days after General Robert Lee's surrender to General Grant at Appomattox. The theatre remained closed for over 100 years until it reopened in 1968 as a national historic site and working theatre. Archive photograph by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Civil War is a Social Studies unit designed to teach upper elementary students about the many complex topics that contributed to the Civil War. Students read many original informational texts, and color-code these texts to help with comprehension. Several maps and foldables are included throughout the unit. A writing prompt for each lesson within the unit is also included.