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Title: Abraham Lincoln


1
Abraham Lincoln
  • Civil War Leader

Joanna Reasoner
2
Abraham Lincoln
A Lesson in Social Studies
Suitable for Grades 2-5
3
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
UNIT QUESTIONS
  • 1 Why do we need leaders in the world?
  • 2 Why is history important to learn about?
  • 3 Why do people go to war?
  • 1 What did Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
    call for?
  • 2 Can you write a brief outline of Abraham
    Lincolns life?
  • 3 What questions would you like to ask Abraham
    Lincoln?
  • 4 What do you think can be done to eliminate
    war?

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Student Objectives
  • Appropriate for students grades 2-5.
  • The student will be able to research some of the
    differences in the United States from the time
    that Lincoln lived to their own lives and write a
    well-organized paragraph on the computer with
    these differences with 95 accuracy.
  • The student will be able to find a picture
    related to their paragraph and paste it above
    their paragraphs.

5
Student Objectives cont.
  • The student will be able to discuss the events of
    the Civil War (Why it started, why it ended,
    etc.) in a classroom discussion with 95
    accuracy.
  • The student will be able to create a brochure
    about Lincolns life that includes pictures.

6
Unit Summary
  • This is a two part project that examines the
    background of Abraham Lincoln and allows the
     students to understand how Lincoln lived his
    life in comparison to way they live their lives. 
    The first part has the student research Lincolns
    life on the internet and create a brochure
    illustrating it. 

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Unit Summary cont.
  • For the second part of the project, each student
    will pick a particular aspect of Lincolns life
    and make a presentation for the class.  Some
    examples of possible presentations could be, a
    group skit, a reading of the Gettysburg Address
    with costume, an in depth explanation of
    Lincolns hat, etc.

8
The best thing about the future is, it comes one
day at a time. -Abraham Lincoln
9
Background
  • 16th president of the United States
  • Served from 1861-1865
  • President during the Civil War

10
Early years
  • Born - February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky
    in a one room cabin
  • Abraham was named after his grandfather

Cabin where Lincoln was born in Kentucky
11
Parents
  • His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks
    Lincoln

12
  • When Abraham Lincoln was two, the family moved to
    a farm on nearby Knob Creek.
  • Most of the day was spent hunting, farming,
    fishing, and doing chores.

13
Schooling
  • His formal education consisted of perhaps 18
    months of schooling
  • Most of his learning, however, he got for himself
    from books and newspapers borrowed from neighbors

14
The Lincoln Penny
  • The Lincoln Penny was first issued in 1909 for
    Abraham Lincoln's 100th birthday.
  • It was the first American coin to have a
    president's image on its face.

15
The 5 Bill
  • The U.S. five dollar bill currently features U.S.
    President Abraham Lincoln's portrait on the front
    side and the Lincoln Memorial on the back.
    Previous versions of the five dollar bill
    featured Alexander Hamilton (1862), Andrew
    Jackson (1869), and Ulysses S. Grant (1886).

16
Reading
  • Abe Lincoln was very passionate about reading and
    did so every time he got the chance.

17
Reading
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The Lincoln Hat
  • President Lincoln tucked important papers inside
    his top hat.

19
Lincolns Hat
  • According to tradition, Abraham Lincoln wore this
    top hat to Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865, when
    John Wilkes Booth assassinated him.

20
Traveling
  • This was Lincolns private coach for traveling
    around the United States during his presidency.

21
Nicknames
  • Abraham Lincoln was given many nicknames
    throughout his life.
  • Honest Abe
  • The Rail-splitter
  • and the Great Emancipator

Lincoln splitting rails
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The Civil War
  • Began on April 12, 1861 in S. Carolina
  • On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the
    final Emancipation Proclamation which freed the
    slaves
  • On April 9, 1865, the South surrendered to the
    North and the war was over

The official reading of the Emancipation
Proclamation
23
Mount Rushmore
  • Located in South Dakota
  • Created in 1925
  • Represents 150 years of United States history

24
The Lincoln Memorial
On Memorial Day, May 30, 1922, the building was
dedicated, 57 years after Lincoln died.
  • The finished statue is 19 feet tall

25
Lincolns Assassination
  • Fords Theatre where Lincoln was shot by John
    Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865

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Lincolns death-bed, surrounded by his loved ones
John Wilkes Booth
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FUN FACTS
  • Lincolns favorite foods were fruit salad,
    cheese, and crackers
  • His favorite sports were walking and wrestling
  • His only Pet was a horse named Old Bob

Old Bob and Abraham Lincolns funeral
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References
  • http//members.aol.com/RVSNorton/Lincoln14.html
  • http//inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blkid
    primer6_12pres.htm
  • http//www.qsl.net/w5www/gettysburg.html
  • http//www.si.edu/archives/ihd/jhp/Civilwar.htm
  • http//teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/fi/000000c5
    .htm
  • http//www.wvculture.org/history/statehood/images/
    lincolnabraham.html
  • http//www.abelincoln.com/springfield/2-36.htm
  • http//www.bigpicturetheater.com/promotions/defaul
    t.asp
  • http//www.chant4.co.uk/design/maintenance.php
  • http//www.alincolnlearning.us/
  • http//www.longwood.k12.ny.us/history/midisl/paint
    .htm
  • http//www.cathy-moore.com/ecbeavers.html
  • http//yahooligans.yahoo.com/reference/wak/preside
    nts/lincoln_abraham.html
  • http//www.painetworks.com/pages2/gj/gj0506.html
  • http//www.exploitz.com/national_park/lincoln_memo
    rial-picture-05.php
  • http//www.avp.demon.nl/Nederlandse_versie/Reizen/
    Best20of20the20West.htm
  • http//home.att.net/rjnorton/Lincoln81.html
  • http//www.tlaupp.com/privatecoach.html
  • http//www.geocities.com/victorianlace18/settlerho
    me.html

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References cont.
  • http//www.illinoisfamily.org/printer/article.asp?
    c26997
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._five_dollar_bill
  • http//2k.si.edu/2ksearch/Low_Artifacts.asp?Object
    Data_ActionFind('ID','r2200')
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_LincolnEarly
    _life
  • http//americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/civwar/l
    incoln.html
  • http//lincoln.lib.niu.edu/
  • http//www.nps.gov/abli/adhi/adhit.htm
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore
  • http//teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/fi/000000cf
    .htm
  • http//www.philaprintshop.com/lincoln.html
  • http//www.civilwar.com/timehome.php
  • http//mrlincolnandfreedom.org/photo_credits.asp?p
    hotoID268subjectID2ID5
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