KET Resource Connections to Kentucky Lincoln Bicentennial Teachers Network Lesson Plans

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The Kentucky Bicentennial Teachers Network Lesson Plans are found at the Georgetown College web site.

Below is a list of KET video segments and other KET resources that will be useful with each lesson plan.

Primary

Lesson One: Abraham Lincoln: A Leader Who Impacted History

Essential Question: Why do we remember individuals that have impacted history, such as Abraham Lincoln?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 1. Lincoln’s Ties to Kentucky
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency

Lesson Two: Abraham Lincoln: A Leader Who Impacted History

Essential Question: How do we remember them?

  • Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian photo slideshow, available at www.ket.org/lincoln/slideshow.
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 1. Lincoln’s Ties to Kentucky
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 2. Hodgenville Birthplace
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 24. Lincoln’s Legacy, From Schools to the Civil Rights Movement
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 25. Remembering Lincoln in 1975-1977
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 26. Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration
  • Louisville Life Segment Sculptor Ed Hamilton
  • Kentucky Life Segment Sculptor Robert Berks

4th Grade

Lesson One: Abraham Lincoln: A Leader Who Impacted History

Essential Question: How did Lincoln’s ties to Kentucky shape him as a person and a leader?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 1. Lincoln’s Ties to Kentucky
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 2. Hodgenville Birthplace
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 3. Lincoln’s Family History
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 5. Lincoln’s Early Education
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 8. Stepmother Sarah Bush’s Impact on Lincoln
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 9. Making a Career
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 10. Lincoln’s Admiration for Henry Clay
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 12. Abolition and Slavery as Political Issues
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency
  • Kentucky Life Segment The Mary Todd Lincoln House

Lesson Two: Kentucky and Lincoln During the Civil War

Essential Question: Why was Kentucky so important to Lincoln during his presidency?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 11. The Issue of Slavery KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 16. Lincoln and the Civil War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 17. Kentucky’s Strategic Location in the War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 18. Emancipation Proclamation
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 19. Major Kentucky Civil War Battles
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 12. Abolition and Slavery as Political Issues
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency
  • Kentucky Life Segment Kentucky’s Camp Nelson

5th Grade

Lesson One:

Essential Question: How did significant events in Lincoln’s lifetime shape his beliefs, values, and actions as a leader in the United States of America?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 13. Slavery and Formation of Republican Party
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 16. Lincoln and the Civil War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 17. Kentucky’s Strategic Location in the War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 18. Emancipation Proclamation
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 19. Major Kentucky Civil War Battles
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 20. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 21. Enlisting Black Kentuckians to Fight
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 22. Lincoln’s Assassination
  • Kentucky Life Segment The Mary Todd Lincoln House

Lesson Two:

Essential Question: Why has Lincoln remained a significant historical figure?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 1. Lincoln’s Ties to Kentucky
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 16. Lincoln and the Civil War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 17. Kentucky’s Strategic Location in the War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 18. Emancipation Proclamation
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 20. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 24. Lincoln’s Legacy, From Schools to the Civil Rights Movement
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 26.Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration
  • Audio Clip: The Gettysburg Address
  • Louisville Life Segment Sculptor Ed Hamilton
  • Kentucky Life Segment Sculptor Robert Berks
  • Lincoln Bicentennial Gala Segment Lincoln Seen and Heard

8th Grade

Lesson One:

Essential Question: What were the sectional differences (cultural, geographic, and economic) between the North and South that influenced the election of 1860?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 11. The Issue of Slavery KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 12. Abolition and Slavery as Political Issues
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 13. Slavery and Formation of Republican Party
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 14. The Cooper Union Speech
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency

Lesson Two:

Essential Question: How did various groups of people in the North, South, and West react to Lincoln’s political beliefs?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 10. Lincoln’s Admiration for Henry Clay
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 11. The Issue of Slavery
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 12. Abolition and Slavery as Political Issues
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 13. Slavery and Formation of Republican Party
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 14. The Cooper Union Speech
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency
  • Audio Clip: The Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Lesson Three:

Essential Question: How did the events following the election of 1860 force the newly elected Lincoln to demonstrate his leadership abilities in a time of crisis?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 16. Lincoln and the Civil War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 17. Kentucky’s Strategic Location in the War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 18. Emancipation Proclamation
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 19. Major Kentucky Civil War Battles
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 20. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 21. Enlisting Black Kentuckians to Fight
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 22. Lincoln’s Assassination
  • Audio Clip: The Gettysburg Address
  • Lincoln Bicentennial Gala Segment Lincoln Seen and Heard (the second half includes photographs and speeches from Lincoln’s presidency)

Lesson Four:

Essential Question: How did Lincoln use his leadership skills to unify a divided nation?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 16. Lincoln and the Civil War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 17. Kentucky’s Strategic Location in the War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 18. Emancipation Proclamation
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 19. Major Kentucky Civil War Battles
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 20. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 21. Enlisting Black Kentuckians to Fight
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 22. Lincoln’s Assassination
  • Audio Clip: The Gettysburg Address
  • Lincoln Bicentennial Gala Segment Lincoln Seen and Heard (the second half includes photographs and speeches from Lincoln’s presidency)

High School

Lesson One:

Essential Question: How are basic principles of government changed in and affected by a time of national crisis (Civil War)?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 12. Abolition and Slavery as Political Issues
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 13. Slavery and Formation of Republican Party
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 15. Lincoln Wins the Presidency
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 16. Lincoln and the Civil War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 17. Kentucky’s Strategic Location in the War
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 18. Emancipation Proclamation
  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 21. Enlisting Black Kentuckians to Fight
  • Kentucky Life Segment: Camp Nelson

Lesson Two:

Essential Question: How did Lincoln’s views on Reconstruction affect policies of his successors and the American government?

  • KET documentary Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian, Segment 23. Kentucky Turns Toward South
  • Lincoln Bicentennial Gala Segment Lincoln Seen and Heard (includes excerpt from Lincoln’s second inaugural address)