Lincoln Lesson Idea: Hunting for #16
Level - Elementary
Subjects - Social Studies, History, Geography, Government
Students will examine locations and artifacts from Lincoln's time and examine their own local area for Lincoln connections.
Use the Looking for Lincoln - History Hunt to take your students on a virtual hunt during the month of February. Why not visit a new place each day, share the information, ask the History Hunt Question, and share the picture and information about the artifact. Share the information on your interactive whiteboard or projectors. Have students create their own "History Hunt Questions" about the town or state where you live and any connections to Lincoln, such as: Underground Railroad Houses, a courthouse that defends the rights of all races, or even a mint where they make Lincoln pennies. Have students share their History Hunt Questions on a class wiki.
Younger students will need to do the "hunt" as a whole class activity because of the reading level and sophistication of some of the History Hunt pages.
If you have the chance for lower elementary students to work together with older "buddies," they could enjoy the hunt together without teacher guidance. Gifted students and better readers in lower grades could also work on their own.
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