Killing Lincoln Educational Resources
KILLING LINCOLN: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
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The student activity worksheets below were developed as companion resources for the National Geographic Channel docudrama Killing Lincoln. These materials may be used after students view specific clips or after they view the entire film. The activities require students to engage in higher-order thinking and constructive conversations. Students will also use historical habits of mind to analyze perspectives and connect historical events to the present. Teachers may opt to have students use the resources in the electronic version as provided, or they may duplicate the materials for students to manually write their responses.
If students watched the entire film:
If students watched only the specific clips below:
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Booth's hatred of Abraham Lincoln is so immense that he plans to take the president prisoner.
Robert E. Lee surrenders and Lincoln gives his last speech before his assassination.
Lincoln gives his second inaugural address and has his last official portrait taken.
Someone attempts to assassinate Lincoln while he is riding alone.
Lincoln is warned about assassination rumors, but he refuses to change his open door policy.
Jefferson Davis talked about how Abraham Lincoln's death affected the United States.
After Lincoln's reelection, Booth decides to kidnap the president and writes a letter behind his reasoning.