lLEARNING LINCOLN ONLINE

The 16th President Learning Activities

MASTER TABLE OF CONTENTS

Compiled by Howard Taylor

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE: EARLY LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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Topics

 

Daniel Boone

 

 

Daniel Boone, The Northwest Territory and Ordinance of 1787

 

 

 

Lincoln's life in the wilderness

 

Thomas Lincoln Farm Historical Site, Lerna, Il

 

 

 

Abraham's life and education in Pioneer Lands

 

 

 

 

 

The Pioneer Farm If you lived with the Thomas Lincoln Family Activity

 

 

Pioneer Travel:  How the Lincoln family traveled into Illinois, 1830

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham moves to New Salem

 

 

 

Abraham’s many careers at New Salem

 

 

 

 

Abraham moves to Springfield/ meets and marries Mary Todd

 

 

The Lincoln family pageant

 

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln, lawyer (Lincoln’s Hat Activity)

 

 

 

 

Lincoln the Politician 1840’s-1850’s

 

 

 

 

Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858

 

 

 

 

Life in Washington D.C.:  The Lincolns move to Washington D.C.

Mentor Graham, Lincoln's Tutor

 

 

 

People who influenced the President Puzzle

 

 

The People and the President (How he treated people)  “Thistle Picking”  questions

 

Sergeant John L. Canley, United States Marine Corps

 

 

The Medal of Honor:  Using the Medal of Honor A-Z Civil War listing website for information

 

 

 

 

Seeing the Real Lincoln through art, casts, and images:  introduction

 

 

Reading Abraham Lincoln’s Writing:  It’s your turn now   (from primary sources in original handwriting) Gettysburg Address; Acceptance Speech; the Emancipation Proclamation

 

 

Hail to the Chief Project:  Comparing Presidents:  Which president do you think was or is best?  Also, "About our Presidential Oath of Office" activity

 

 

 

Lincoln and Abolitionism (Hodges’ letter from the Library of Congress

 

 

 

America’s White House:  Before and after the 16th President Activity

 

 

 

America’s First Ladies:  a learning activity     Guidelines and challenge questions

 

 

 

Mt. Rushmore Memorial and Gutzon Borglum Learning Activity

 

 

 

Stone Mountain, Georgia Confederate Memorial

 

 

 

Lincolns bits and Pieces from his famous speeches

 

 

 

Lincoln Readings, the Springfield Years

 

 

 

Great Readings Project:  The Lincoln's at Springfield

"12" Short Bio's by Many Sources

 

 

 

Great Reading Project: Lincoln Readings

Pre-Presidential Puzzle

 

 

 

Great Reading Project: Abraham Lincoln's Story

in His Own Words

 

 

 

Lincoln Penny Trivia Puzzle

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln's Political Life Resources

and Activity

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln Stories:  Analysis Reading Activity

  CHAPTER TWO:  LINCOLN THE PRESIDENT & THE CIVIL WAR

 

 

Slavery

 

 

 

Lincoln and Secession

 

 

 

Lincoln's Cabinet

 

 

 

Life in Washington D.C.:  The Lincolns move to Washington D.C.

 

 

 

Lincolns in the White House

 

 

 

President Lincoln and His Generals

 

LINCOLN

 

Questions about Lincoln and the Civil War: by category for trivia pursuits or scavenger hunts

 

 

 

People who influenced the President Puzzle

 

 

 

The People and the President (How he treated people)  “Thistle Picking”  questions

 

 

 

Lincoln's Politics: introduction

 

 

 

The Founding Fathers:  the basis of Lincoln’s political philosophy and Republicanism

 

 

 

Great Speeches by President Lincoln

 

 

 

The Gettysburg Address introduction

 

 

 

Civil War Technologies: PART ONE

 

 

 

Civil War Life (of the people of the north and south)

 

 

 

The War Room (President Lincoln’s center of operation)

 

 

 

On the Battlefield:  Lincoln’s commanders in the field  

 

 

 

Emancipation Proclamation: introduction from the Lehrman Institute on-line

 

 

 

The Medal of Honor:  Using the Medal of Honor A-Z Civil War listing website for information

 

 

 

The War Ends: Surrender at Appomattox

 

 

 

The President’s Assassination

 

 

U.S.S. Cairo

 

Lincoln and His Navy: Men and ironclads

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing the Real Lincoln through art, casts, and images:  introduction

 

 

CHAPTER THREE:  MORE ABOUT LINCOLN THE PRESIDENT & THE CIVIL WAR

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln, student of war

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Generals of the Civil War from West Point

 

 

 

 

 

Great Battles lost and won

 

 

 

 

Statistics on Casualties

 

 

 

Frederick Douglass & Black Soldiers of the Civil War

 

 

 

The Air Balloon for spying

 

 

 

The United States Military Railroad System: the first railroad war

 

 

 

 

 

Finding the lost copy of the Gettysburg Address Treasure Hunt

 

 

 

President Lincoln Communicates to the Battlefield

 

 

 

The Higher Moral Ground:  Questions for consideration

 

 

 

Lincoln and his command

 

 

 

Civil War politics and the President

 

 

 

Lincoln’s plan for Reconstruction;  Andrew Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction

 

 

 

Reading Abraham Lincoln’s Writing:  It’s your turn now   (from primary sources in original handwriting)  Gettysburg Address; Acceptance Speech; the Emancipation Proclamation

 

 

 

 

Hail to the Chief Project:  Comparing Presidents:  Which president do you think was or is best?  Also, "About our Presidential Oath of Office" activity

 

 

 

 

Lincoln and Abolitionism (Hodges’ letter from the Library of Congress

 

 

 

 

America’s White House:  Before and after the 16th President Activity

 

 

 

 

The Great Locomotive Chase Resource and Activity

 

 

 

 

America’s First Ladies:  a learning activity     Guidelines and challenge questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Rushmore Memorial and Gutzon Borglum Learning Activity

 

 

 

 

Stone Mountain, Georgia Confederate Memorial

 

 

 

 

Lincolns bits and Pieces from his famous speeches

 

 

 

 

Lincoln Readings, the Springfield Years

 

 

 

 

Slavery in the South

 

 

 

The Ironclads and the Navy during the Civil War

 

 

 

 

Great Readings Project:  The Lincoln's at Springfield "12" Short Bio's by Many Sources

 

 

 

Great Reading Project: Lincoln Readings Pre-Presidential Puzzle

 

 

 

Great Reading Project:  Fort Sumter Battle Readings Puzzle

 

 

 

 

 

Great Reading Project: 21 Great Battles of the Civil War Reading's Puzzle

 

 

 

Great Reading Project: Abraham Lincoln's Story in His Own Words

 

 

16th President Activity- Comparing the Armies of the North and the South and Generals Grant and Lee

 

 

Chivalry in Civil War Military, including Southern Culture and  Mosby's Raiders

 

 

Abraham Lincoln/ The Civil War Trivia Puzzle with Questions to Answer

 

 

Lincoln Penny Trivia Puzzle

 

 

Ironclad Gunboat Learning Site

 

Abraham Lincoln's Political Life Resources and Activity

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln Stories:  Analysis Reading Activity

 

 

Admiral James Buchanon, CSS and Rear Admiral David Farragut: Comparison and Contrast

 

 

Great Generals and Admirals of the Civil War: Questions and Answers

 

 

Brevet Officers of the Union and Maj. General George Armstrong Custer

 

 

Commodore David Dixon Porter

"GREAT HOAX AT VICKSBURG" AND ‘Infernal Machines"

 

 

 

Steamboats in America and the Civil War

"Steel & Steam" & "Disaster of the Sultana"