Imagining Abraham Lincoln

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 1/14/2009

Cartoons are great documents that can tell both funny and serious stories. In this activity, children will first read Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers. Then they will use what they have learned about Abraham Lincoln and their critical thinking skills to add a scene to the story in the form of a comic strip. Included in an Ourstory module entitled A Letter to Abraham Lincoln, this activity is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources will allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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