Lessons About Abraham Lincoln: Free
By National Hall of Fame Teacher Alan Haskvitz
There is nothing difficult about finding information about President Abraham Lincoln. What is a problem is finding appropriate materials for use in classrooms that students can understand. As such, I have tried to locate those sites that offered an array of resources.
Images of Lincoln over time
A great way to see what the worry did to Lincoln.
Lincoln Presidential Library
A great many resources
Mr. Lincoln’s Virtual Library
Treasure Trove of Primary Resource Material
Great collection of material including information on his peers.
Simple biography and recommended books.
First Draft of Emancipation Proclamation
A more sophisticated lesson plan built around Emancipation Proclamation
“The April 27, 1861 edition of Harper’s Weekly features a biography and picture of President Abraham Lincoln, and an incredible description of Mr. Lincoln’s declaration of war on the south. The issue also contains fabulous illustrations of the Battle of Fort Sumter.”
Important events in Lincoln’s Life
Tad Lincoln, Tyrant of the White House
Robert Todd Lincoln
Lincoln’s first born son.
A quick reference guide to the entire Lincoln family.
A nice free printout book for younger children about Lincoln
The physical strength of Lincoln
Historical places associated with Lincoln
Lincoln related music
Printable script for a gameshow that asks the audience to pick the real Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln lesson plans
A great variety
Failures in Lincoln’s life.
A great way to get students to think about overcoming adversity and rejection.
A unique site where the students can watch video clips and answer questions.
A PBS lesson plan site
More of a webquest than a link site, this plan is based on Lincoln’s Civil War years.
Large link sites for many grade levels
Speeches of Lincoln
Selected Writings of Lincoln
For older students
A unique collection on stories related to Lincoln.
A range of lesson plans