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  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Dear Diary: Abraham Lincoln’s Reflections

    Lincoln Home Draped for Mourning

    How did the people, places, and events in the different stages of Lincoln’s life influence his development and contribute to his growth as an individual and future political leader? 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    What Would You Do? Grades 1-2

    A man hoeing the garden

    Abraham Lincoln learned many lessons on responsibility while growing up in Indiana. This lesson allows the teacher and students to share and talk about responsible actions.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Predator Prey Adaption

    Predator Prey Adaption

    During this lesson the students will play a modified version of freeze tag to help them better understand predator/prey relationships.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Physical Fitness, Pioneer America, Wildlife Biology
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Lifestyle Comparison - Then and Now

    Lifestyle Comparison - Then and Now

    Pioneers of the 1800s lived a very different lifestyle than we do today.  Pioneer life was difficult and full of hard work.  Learn the differences and similarities between pioneer life in the 1800s and life today.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Community, Environment, Family Life, History, Language Arts, Literature, Pioneer America, Social Studies
  • “There I Grew Up,”  A. Lincoln - (Little Pigeon Creek Community)

    One of the Great Pigeon roosts!
    Southern Indiana was a feeding and breeding ground for the passenger pigeons. Passenger Pigeons have been said, in its day, to have numbered into the millions and to have been the most abundant of any bird in America.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Community, Environment, History, Pioneer America, Science History, Social Studies, U.S. Presidents
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    What Would YOU Do?

    What Would YOU Do?

    Abraham Lincoln learned many lessons on responsibility while growing up in Indiana.  This lesson allows the teacher and students to share and talk about responsible actions.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Leadership, Pioneer America, Reading, Regional Studies, Social Studies
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Pioneer Survival

    Pioneer Survival

    During the game “Oh No! Sickness!” students will collect the things the Lincoln family needed to survive.  They will learn that pioneers who got sick didn’t have the medicines we have today to help them get better.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Environment, Family Life, Health, History, Nutrition, Social Studies
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Indiana Memorial Panel at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ‹ National Park Service

    In this lesson, students will learn about Abraham Lincoln’s early life in Indiana and about how cultural memory, historic preservation, and a memorial at his childhood home evolved together to create the National Park site that exists today. Students will study the textual and photographic evidence of memorials to Lincoln and his mother, and then describe how culture influences American memorials to public figures.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Civil War, Historic Preservation, History, Museum Studies, Poetry, Reading, Reconstruction, Slavery, Social Studies, U.S. Presidents
    Keywords:
    lesson plan, Teaching with Historic Places, TwHP, National Register of Historic Places, Abraham Lincoln, American presidents, memory, Memorials, Indiana history, American History, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Hoosiers, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, national park service, Civil War, 19th century history, archeology