Abraham Lincoln and the Five Dollar Note


LESSON DESCRIPTION

In this lesson, students participate in a puzzle activity to identify leadership characteristics that Abraham Lincoln possessed. They review the changes in the redesigned $5 note and consider how Lincoln’s leadership characteristics contribute to the fact that he is pictured on the $5 note. Students look at a timeline of Lincoln’s life and identify significant events in his road to the White House. They play a game to review content learned in the lesson.

GRADE LEVEL

5-8

CONCEPTS

  • Characteristics of money
  • Coins
  • Counterfeit
  • Currency
  • Money
  • Timeline

OBJECTIVES

Students will:

  • Describe leadership characteristics possessed by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Describe the characteristics of money.
  • Explain why Lincoln is featured on the $5 note.
  • Identify important events in Lincoln’s road to the White House.
  • Identify features of the redesigned $5 note.

 

TIME REQUIRED

75-105 minutes

 

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