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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and served from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the United States through its Civil War and in doing so, preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. See the Abraham Lincoln fact file below for more information.
Date of Birth
February 12, 1809
Date of Death
Assassinated on April 15, 1865
Place of Birth
Hardin County, Kentucky
Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks
Mary Todd Lincoln
Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, and William Wallace Lincoln
Lincoln’s formal education consisted of about 18 months of schooling,
but he was largely self-educated and an avid reader.
Lawyer and Politician
Reason for Fame
16th President of the United States
In 1862, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in territories not already under Union control; over three million slaves were freed. Lincoln was considered by historians to be one of the top three greatest presidents in U.S. history, along with George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Abraham Lincoln Worksheets
This bundle contains 17 ready-to-use Abraham Lincoln worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about how Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War and in doing so, preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy
Students will also learn about facts surrounding his time as president, key events surrounding the emancipation proclamation and the what it is truly like to be the leader of the United states. Throughout the extensive worksheet pack there are multiple activities and quizzes for students to practice their knowledge which can be used within the classroom or homeschooling environment.
Abraham Lincoln worksheets:
Abraham Lincoln Crossword
Students are challenged to solve the clues and fit the answers into the grid.
Great task which involves unscrambling each group of letters to form a word.
Myself as a Leader
Writing task. Students are challenged to explore what it’s like to be a leader and the type of traits a great leader should have.
Abraham Lincoln Word Search
Word search filler task based upon what they have learnt from the study guide.
Students are tasked to explore the ‘Honest Abe’ name given to Lincoln and cite reasons why they would like to be like him.
Writing task involving a letter to the president.
Odd One Out
Can your students encircle the word that does not belong to the group? Afterwards, can they successfully identify the unifying theme to the remaining words.
Abraham Lincoln Acrostic
Students are tasked to write a trait of a good leader based on each letter of the word ‘Abraham’.
Research task where students have to name 5 events in the life of Abraham Lincoln leading him to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
Today in the News
Reflective writing task based. Writing a news article about a leader in your students community.
After completing these worksheets students will be able to:
- Have a clear understanding of the Abraham Lincoln as a man and President and how his time as president led the United States through its Civil War and in doing so, preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
- Define and have a clear understanding of the emancipation proclamation.
- Answer a series of challenging questions to hone their knowledge.
- Have a grasp of Lincoln’s traits and what led him to be a great president.
- Understand how his time as President was one of the hardest given the civil war and abolishment of slavery.
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.