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1 Abraham Lincoln A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln By David A. Adler ISBN: Teacher: Regina Zumwalt Unit Topic: Famous People Grade: K Historical Essential Question: What can we learn about Abraham Lincoln and historical events from his life? Standards of Learning: History SOL: The student will: K.1 Recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by: a. Identifying examples of past events in legends, stories, and historical accounts of Abraham Lincoln. K.2 Describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recognize that things change over time. K.9 Recognize that the president is the leader of the United States and that Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. English SOL: The student will: K.3f Build oral communication skills by participating in discussions about books and specific topics. K.8 Demonstrate comprehension of fiction and nonfiction by: a. Using pictures to make predictions about content. b. Discussing characters, setting and events. K.11 Draw pictures and/or use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences, stories, people, objects, or events. Lesson Objectives: Content: The student will: 1. Identify Abraham Lincoln as the sixteenth president of the United States. 2. Compare his/her lifestyle with the lifestyle of Abraham Lincoln as a child and young adult. 3. Discuss the role of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Process: The student will: 1. Demonstrate comprehension of A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by answering teacher directed questions. 2. Print the words Abraham Lincoln lived in a log cabin, independently, under the craft stick log cabin and picture.

2 3. Make predictions from pictures about content, characters, setting, and events before reading A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. 4. Demonstrate knowledge gained about Abraham Lincoln by using pictures, words and letters, or drawing in their journals. Materials: Trade Book: Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln, A Trumpet Club Special Edition, Scholastic, Inc ISBN: Handout # 1 Slideshow of Lincoln photographs to be shown on ibook computer Lincoln s student sum book: courtesy of slibrary.gov Credit: Lincoln, Abraham. Page of Abraham Lincoln s student sum book, ca (Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana). Library of Congress. Lincoln taking a break from splitting rails: courtesy of slibrary.com Credit: Lincoln the rail splitter. C1909. Library of Congress A Lincoln for President poster from 1860: courtesy of slibrary.gov Credit: For President ABRAM LINCOLN. For Vice President HANNIBAL HAMLIN. H.C. Howard, Library of Congress The contents of Abraham Lincoln s pockets from April 14, Image includes newspaper reporting his assassination: courtesy of slibrary.gov Contents of Abraham Lincoln s Pockets. April 14, Library of Congress All other photographs courtesy of Abraham Lincoln Research Site. Handout # 2 Time line pictures for hat band, chart paper, scissors, glue Handout # 3 Top hat tracer for time line Transparency # 1 KWL organizer for Abraham Lincoln Transparency # 2 Past/Present Graphic Organizer for Abraham Lincoln Example # 1 Curly beard Abraham Lincoln face Handout # 4 Handout # 5 Tracers for Lincoln face and hat Descriptive sentence for top of Lincoln face Black and manila construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons Example # 2 Craft stick Lincoln log cabin Handout # 6 Lined paper, white paper, construction paper, pencils, crayons, large craft sticks Example # 3 Journal writing sample for Abraham Lincoln, white paper, pencils, crayons Extension Example # 4 Symmetrical Abraham Lincoln with penny Extension Handout # 8 Lincoln tracer, black construction paper, penny, scissors, glue, pencils Extension Example # 5-6 Two sided Lincoln silhouette penny Extension Handout # 9 Front side of penny Extension Handout # 10 Back side of penny Extension Handout # 11 Lincoln silhouette tracers Black and brown construction paper, scissors, glue, pencil Extension Handout # 12 Directions for pendant Extension Handout # 13 Large star pattern Extension Handout # 14 Medium star pattern Extension Handout # 15 Small star pattern, red, white, blue construction paper glue, scissors, hole puncher, yarn, star tracers, penny Extension Handout # 16 Abraham Lincoln birthday dot-to-dot, pencils, crayons Extension Handout # 17 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Statue coloring page, crayons Abraham Lincoln role playing activity- child size hat and beard

3 Child hood games of Lincoln s youth - jump rope, blind fold Assessment/Evaluation: The teacher will: 1. Assess student responses given to questions during the preview of the book. 2. Assess responses given during the completion of the KWL activity before and after reading the book. 3. Assess student responses given during the past/present graphic organizer. 4. Assess the students knowledge of Abraham Lincoln in their journal writing sample. 5. Evaluate the accuracy of the time line of major events in the life of Abraham Lincoln shown on hat band: log cabin, sum book, splitting rails, campaign banner, Lincoln as president, Lincoln at Antietam, assassination at Ford s Theater, Lincoln funeral train, Lincoln Memorial. Lesson Procedure Background Knowledge/Purpose Setting: The teacher will: 1. Display the front cover of A picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. 2. Ask students if they know who is pictured on the front cover and what the book might be about. 3. Inform the students that the person pictured is Abraham Lincoln as a child. 4. Ask students what they know about Abraham Lincoln by looking at the front cover. 5. Begin filling in the KWL by listing what the students already know about Abraham Lincoln. (Transparency #1) Before Reading: The teacher will: 1. Introduce the title, author, and illustrator of A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. 2. Preview the pictures in the book in order to predict what might be happening in the story. 3. Continue filling in the KWL by listing what the students want to learn about Abraham Lincoln. (Transparency #1) 4. Explain to students that Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky and grew up to become one of the most important presidents of our country. 5. Explain that Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War and helped to end slavery in our country. During Reading: The teacher will: 1. Begin reading A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. 2. Read pages 1-6 and discuss, with students, the fact that Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin, moved several times during his childhood, and the type of lifestyle he experienced during his childhood. 3. Read pages 7-10 and discuss, with students, Abraham Lincoln s young adulthood and the fact that he worked on a flatboat, experienced slavery for the first time on a trip to New Orleans, and became a store clerk when he returned home. 4. Read pages and discuss, with students, the fact that Abraham Lincoln became a lawyer and later went into politics and eventually was elected the 16 th president of the United States. 5. Read pages and discuss, with students, the meaning of slavery. 6. Read pages and discuss the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, the end of the war, and his re-election as president. 7. Read pages and discuss Lincoln s assassination and his funeral train to Illinois.

4 After Reading: The teacher will: 1. Lead students in a discussion of facts learned during the reading of the book. 2. Present a slideshow of pictures from the life of Abraham Lincoln. (Handout #1) 3. Complete the KWL by listing what the students have learned about Abraham Lincoln from the book and pictures. (Transparency #1) 4. Lead students in completing a graphic organizer comparing Abraham Lincoln s life in the past with life in the present by discussing homes, chores, transportation, communication, school/books, and games. (Transparency #2) 5. Model the activity and ask students to complete a curly beard Abraham Lincoln face with description of Abraham Lincoln on top. (Example #1, Handout #4-5.) 6. Model the activity and ask students to create a craft stick log cabin, decorate scenery and write Abraham Lincoln lived in a log cabin. (Example #2, Handout # 6). Closure: The student will: 1. Complete an entry in their journal by drawing/writing about Abraham Lincoln and the important events in his life as a child or as the president. (Example #3) 2. Complete a time-line on Abraham Lincoln s life using pictures from his life. Place the pictures in correct order on the hat band of a black top hat. (Handout #2-3) Extension/Differentiation: The student could: 1. Make a folded symmetrical Abraham Lincoln with a penny, face up, in the middle of the face area. (Extension Example #4, Extension Handout #8) 2. Make a two-sided brown penny with a black silhouette face in the middle of front. (Extension Example #5-6, Extension Handout #9-11) 3. Make a Lincoln Penny Pendant. (Extension Example #7, Extension Handout #12-15) 4. Complete a dot-to-dot picture for Abraham Lincoln s Birthday.(Extension Handout #16) 5. Color a picture of the Lincoln Memorial. (Extension Handout #17) 6. Role play events of Lincoln s presidency using a child s black top hat and beard. 7. Play games that children during Abraham Lincoln s childhood might have played jump rope, hide-and-seek, leapfrog, and blind-man s bluff. 8. Learn more about Abraham Lincoln by visiting the following websites: Abraham Lincoln Research Site.

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10 Example #1

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13 Example #2

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15 Example #3

16 Extension Example #4

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