Abraham Lincoln

In this movie, you’ll learn about the life of the sixteenth president of the United States. When Lincoln became president, states disagreed over many subjects, including slavery. Some states in the South wanted to separate from the country. Lincoln led the people through the Civil War, and kept the Union and the Confederate states together. In his Emancipation Proclamation, he freed the slaves in Confederate states. After the end of the war, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Learn about this important leader and how we keep his memory alive today.

Lesson Ideas for Using BrainPOP to Teach About Holidays

BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer lots of movie topic pages for the holidays. Here are some ideas for incorporating them into your classroom instruction: Have students generate and answer their own FYI questions related to a particular holiday. As a class, read the FYI questions on the holiday's movie topic page. Ask students to suggest additional questions about the holiday that were not answered in the movie or on the FYI page. Students can work collaboratively to choose one question to research as a group. Have them share their findings in a class Google Doc or blog post which uses the same format as BrainPOP's FYI. Have students read the responses that other groups composed and facilitate a discussion around them. See more »

Abraham Lincoln Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about Abraham Lincoln. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Abraham Lincoln. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Abraham Lincoln Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about Abraham Lincoln. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Abraham Lincoln topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »