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Lincoln-Related Curriculum Resources and Lesson Plans

Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race
High school: This lesson covers the extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800; and sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum era. Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Distance Learning from Ford's Theatre
Various grades through high school level: The Washington, DC site of the assassination of President Lincoln presents a virtual tour, classroom aids and distance learning resources.

Emancipation Proclamation Activity
This comprehensive website enables students to debate issues connected with this critical document, based on five motivating factors. Sponsored by HarpWeek.

Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps
Grades 9-12: Students examine the Emancipation Proclamation, how Lincoln formulated it, what the public thought of it, and the era in which it was drafted. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Emancipation Proclamation Through Different Eyes
Grades 6-8: How different segments of the population viewed Lincoln's proclamation of January 1, 1863. Sponsored by Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Gettysburg Address Teacher Resource
Online classroom materials include a video lesson plan and video clip list. Sponsored by C-SPAN in the Classroom.

Lincoln Classroom Resources
Various ages: Online information about the Lincoln home and family, issues of the times and related historical characters. Sponsored by the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

Lincoln Goes to War
Grades 9-12: Students learn about the secession crisis of 1861 and how the Lincoln administration responded to it. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Lincoln Legacy Learning Kits
Grades 5-8: Free study materials on Lincoln his times available through Illinois public libraries. Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Lincoln Lesson Plans
Middle and high school level: Covers topics such as Lincoln and the Constitution, Emancipation, Slavery, and the Gettysburg Address; Cartoons, Letters and Documents. Made available through Gettysburg College.

Lincoln Lesson Plans
Online lesson plans on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates; Anti-Slavery Movement; Black Hawk War; Cherokee Removal; Lincoln, Patriotism and Protest; Songs of the Times. Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project at Northern Illinois University.

Lincoln's Campaign Manager Activity
In this lively exercise, students imagine they are Lincoln's campaign manager for the 1860 election, trying to develop the best strategy to win the presidency. Sponsored by HarpWeek.

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
Grades 3-5: Students learn the context and significance of the speech through various archival documents. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Lincoln's Spot Resolutions
This teaching with documents lesson plan covers topics in a speech Lincoln made during his sole term in Congress in the 1840s. It includes teaching activities and document analysis worksheet. Sponsored by the National Archives.

New Salem Resources for Students
Primary grades: Online information about the pioneer neighbors of young Abraham Lincoln, activity sheets and worksheets for teachers, and information about the on-site Pioneer Life Summer Day Camp (4th - 6th grades). Sponsored by the New Salem State Historic Site.

Teaching Lincoln in the Classroom
High school level: Lincoln and Emancipation, Lincoln and His Generals, and Lincoln and the War's Larger Meaning. Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association.

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