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Lesson Plan: President Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the events leading up to President Lincoln's assassination
  • Understand the impact of Lincoln's death on the nation
  • Can analyze primary sources related to the assassination


This lesson will be taught through a combination of lecture, discussion, and primary source analysis.


  • Primary sources related to Lincoln's assassination (newspaper articles, diary entries, etc.)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Handouts with discussion questions


Introduction (10 minutes)

The teacher will give a brief lecture on the events leading up to Lincoln's assassination.

Primary Source Analysis (30 minutes)

Students will work in small groups to analyze primary sources related to Lincoln's assassination. They will answer discussion questions and share their findings with the class.

Class Discussion (15 minutes)

The class will discuss the impact of Lincoln's death on the nation.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Students will individually write a short reflection on what they learned during the lesson.

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15 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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