US History 55: Abraham Lincoln–The Early Years


Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s life before becoming President in this 360 degree tour of the Lincoln Museum at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.  Dr. Samuel Wheeler, Illinois State Historian, takes you through many of the exhibits that highlight major events and important ideas in Lincoln’s life.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 274: Making Paper

This teacher tool includes a learning activity for you to do with your students giving them the opportunity to make their own paper. Paper was a precious commodity to Abraham Lincoln as he was growing up. Historian Dr. Samuel Wheeler refers to this fact in his guided tour of the Lincoln Museum. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: US History-55.


Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.