• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln-Great Learner/Great Leader


Lesson Plan One

Students will investigate the life of Abraham Lincoln through participation in an Agree/Disagree activity, listening to stories related by the teacher, viewing a musical slide show, reading secondary and primary sources, analyzing information, and communicating learning by responding to an on-demand writing. The lesson focuses on Lincoln’s attributes as a learner and leader.

Content: Social Studies
Grade Level: 3 - 5
Length: 2 - 3 days

The lesson consists of the following items.

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Did You Know?

Picture of Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, stepmother of our sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln had a stepmother and stepsiblings. A little over one year after his mother Nancy died, his father, Thomas, married Sarah Bush Johnston, a widow from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She had two girls and one boy.