Free Kindergarten Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan

Topic:Abraham Lincoln

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to understand the importance of Abraham Lincoln's life and his contributions to the United States.


  • Pictures of Abraham Lincoln
  • Information sheet about Abraham Lincoln
  • Copies of the Gettysburg Address (optional)


  • Ask students if they have ever heard of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Ask them to share what they know about him.
  • Write their responses on the board.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce Abraham Lincoln as the 16th President of the United States.
  • Explain that he was born in a small log cabin in Kentucky in 1809.
  • Tell students that Lincoln grew up to be a tall, strong man with a kind heart.
  • He was a great storyteller and became a lawyer after he finished school.
  • Lincoln became involved in politics and eventually became president during a time of great stress and conflict in the country.
  • Explain that Lincoln led the country through the Civil War, which was fought over the issue of slavery.
  • He helped to end slavery and preserve the Union, which is the name for the group of states that make up the United States.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the class into small groups.
  • Give each group a copy of the Abraham Lincoln coloring page and a set of colored pencils or crayons.
  • Ask each group to color the picture of Lincoln and then to add some details, such as a hat or a beard.
  • As the groups work, circulate around the room and help with any questions or problems.
  • When all the groups are finished, have each group show their work to the class.

Independent Practice

  • Have each student choose a topic related to Abraham Lincoln and research it using the internet or a library.
  • Have the students create a poster or presentation to share their findings with the class.


  • Review the main points about Abraham Lincoln that were discussed in the lesson.
  • Ask the students to share something they learned about Abraham Lincoln in their independent practice.
  • End the lesson by reminding the students that Abraham Lincoln was a great leader who helped to end slavery in America.


  • Observe the students during the guided and independent practice to assess their understanding of the material.
  • Collect the students' presentations and review them to assess their ability to understand and use basic information about Abraham Lincoln in creating a presentation.

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