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By Bobbi Ireland

Utilizing basic resources from the Library of Congress site, this targeted school room source provides ready-to-use lesson plans, research instruments, and rubrics in accordance with Abraham Lincoln and his era.

• comprises over 20 lesson plans in line with written records and art/humanities basic assets from Abraham Lincoln's era

• bargains research instruments and overview rubrics

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Write a letter to Lincoln from the point of view of a former slave. Evaluation Refer to the rubric on page 51 to evaluate the letter: Letter by Mrs. Luther Fowler 51 Rubric a Sentences/ Paragraphs 4 Complete sentences. Three to four well-written paragraphs. 3 Complete sentences without fragments or run-ons. Two to three wellwritten paragraphs. 2 Mostly complete sentences with only a few sentence errors. Only two paragraphs. 1 Letter contained many sentence fragments or runon sentences. Incomplete paragraphs or only one paragraph.

Incomplete paragraphs or only one paragraph. Introduction and Closing Introduction and closing present. Introduction and closing present. Introduction and closing present. Introduction and/ or closing are missing. Grammar and Spelling No errors in grammar or spelling. Only one or two errors in grammar and/or spelling. Three to four errors in grammar and/or spelling. More than four errors in grammar and/or spelling. Ideas Clear and organized ideas. Journal entry easy to follow and understand. Relatively clear and organized ideas.

The students will use prior knowledge and decoding skills in order to comprehend the letters. Objectives After completing this lesson, the students will be able to: Read and comprehend the congratulation letters Research the era and find era specific snacks and decoration ideas Gain understanding of the terminology Time Required Two to three thirty-minute class periods for planning and implementation Recommended Grade Level Grades 4–8 Topics Government, Abraham Lincoln Era National Expansion and Reform, 1815–1860 time period Standards McREL 4th Edition Standards and Benchmarks Historical Understanding Understands the historical perspective Understands how the Industrial Revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed American lives and led to regional tensions Congratulation Letters 33 Language Arts Uses viewing and strategies to understand and interpret visual media Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts Working with Others Displays effective interpersonal communication skills Preparation Have the following materials ready before the lesson: • Prepare an overhead transparency of the primary sources used or scan the images and display them through a projection unit • Whiteboard, chalkboard, smart board, or chart tablet to write student responses • One copy of each primary source used for each student • One copy of each translation of the primary sources used for each student Primary Sources Used To find these primary sources on the Library of Congress Web site, do a search on the American Memory home page.

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