Just who was Abraham Lincoln, anyway? You probably already knew he was the 16th president but did you know he was also a statesman and lawyer? As president, he also led the country through the Civil War, preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the government, and modernizing the economy. During the Civil War, Lincoln delivered perhaps his most famous speech ever: the Gettysburg Address. In less than 300 words, Lincoln was able to describe our nation as one that would certainly withstand the Civil War and would come out better for it. For these reasons and more, we’ve pulled together some great resources to help you easily learn more about Abraham Lincoln!
Abraham Lincoln Unit Study Supplement
Whether you’re focusing on the Gettysburg Address specifically or just Abraham Lincoln in general, you’ll find what you need in this Abraham Lincoln Unit Study supplement! It’s loaded with useful information, fast facts, a timeline, fun and interesting facts, and even has free printable worksheets!
Abraham Lincoln Writing Prompt
Are you focusing more on writing with your homeschooled students this year? If so, you can easily pull in your history studies by using this Abraham Lincoln writing prompt that focuses on descriptive writing. Your students can get practice helping readers “see” Lincoln’s unique appearance!
Homeschool Field Trips in Illinois
Are you a homeschooler living in Illinois? Need some ideas for new places to visit? Whether you’re in northern, central, or southern Illinois, there are plenty of Illinois field trip ideas! There’s even a FREE downloadable PDF to help you keep track of tie-ins when you attend a field trip in Illinois!
During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of today’s most famous speeches ever – the Gettysburg Address. Be sure to stop here for a TON of information and resources on Lincoln and Gettysburg (as well as the Civil War in general).
Abraham Lincoln Spelling Activities
Looking for a relevant spelling list to go with your Abraham Lincoln unit study? Check out these Abraham Lincoln spelling activities that include games, spelling practice, and even a quiz!
Abraham Lincoln Games
Sometimes, studying historical figures can get cumbersome and feel boring for students. If you suspect your students could use a change of pace, be sure to send them to these FREE presidential games!
Learning about Abraham Lincoln doesn’t have to feel like learning about a dry, nonexistent historical figure. In fact, with some fun resources tossed in, your students may really come to appreciate what Lincoln stood for and the changes he implemented!
Want even more Abraham Lincoln study resources? We’ve created two worksheets to supplement any Abraham Lincoln unit study!
Tasha is a homeschooling mom to 5 and has been homeschooling for 14 years. Currently, her children's ages span from toddler to young adult. Tasha has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Social Sciences from Florida State University and is working on her MBA through SNHU/Berklee School of Music.