North Park Middle School  
Title: The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln
Name: Mrs. Wittman
Grade 7-8
Social Studies
To learn about the life of Abe Lincoln and his effect on the outcome of slavery in the United States.
Students will outline the important events in Lincoln's life.
Students will explore the aspects of slavery through Lincoln's eyes.
Standard SS1: History of the United States and New York
Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
Key Idea SS1.1:
The study of New York State and United States history requires an analysis of the development of American culture, its diversity and multicultural context, and the ways people are unified by many values, practices, and traditions.
Key Idea SS1.2:
Important ideas, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions from New York State and United States history illustrate the connections and interactions of people and events across time and from a variety of perspectives.
Key Idea SS1.3:
Study about how the major social, political, economic, cultural, and religious developments in New York State and United States history involves learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups.
Key Idea SS1.4:
The skills of historical analysis include the ability to: explain the significance of historical evidence; weigh the importance, reliability, and validity of evidence; understand the concept of multiple causation; understand the importance of changing and competing interpretations of different historical developments.
Computer, TV, Inspiration, Lap Tops, printer, paper, pencil http://www5.unitedstreaming.com/index.cfm
Evoke prior knowledge through class discussion Use multiple media and format Flexible opportunity for demonstration of skill.
Method of Technology Integration:
Intergrating technology by bringing in streaming video from the net; by using the software program-Inspiration on the computers
Opening Activity:
The teacher will enter the classroom dressed as Abraham Lincoln. This will evoke laughter and curiosity on the part of the students.
Savings Plan:
Students will save their work to school network server, as well as print them out for study guides. File name will be ALincoln.ins
1. Walk in dressed as Abe Lincoln
2. Wait until class settles down and begin the lesson with what they know about Abe Lincoln.
3. Explain that we will watch a video clip about his life and that they will be responsible for important facts to fill out the e-worksheet.
4. Show video clip.
5. After video students will transfer their knowledge to Inspiration.
6. Save work and print.
Closing Activity:
The closing activity would be asking the students if "dressing like Abe" piqued their interest in the lesson. Why or why not?
Assessment and Evaluation:
As students leave the room they must give one fact they learned about Abraham Lincoln.
Abe Lincoln-eWorksheet
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The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln
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