The life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln present many lesson possibilities. This lesson presents the opportunity for students to explore Abraham Lincoln’s life and look at the influence Kentucky made upon him. During the Civil War the survival of the United States as one nation was at risk with the ideals of liberty, equality, justice, and human dignity dependent on the outcome of the war. Primary and secondary sources will be analyzed by students as they investigate Lincoln’s life and how he was influenced by his early years in Kentucky and/or the influence people from Kentucky had upon his life.
Last updated: April 14, 2015