Everything you need to understand or teach With Malice Toward None by Stephen B. Oates.
The biography follows the life of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Lincoln grew up modestly, in a tough homestead environment, receiving little formal education in childhood. His biological mother, Nancy Lincoln, was prone to melancholy, a trait young Abraham inherited. He had one sister, Sarah, and after Nancy died his father remarried Sally Johnston, who loved the two children as her own. Though his father wanted him to be a farmer, Lincoln struck out on his own when he was twenty-two to New Salem, a tough frontier town in Illinois. There he was involved in a couple of business ventures, and began his foray little by little into politics.
He was respected by the locals as an honest, straightforward man. When he was elected to the state senate Lincoln moved to Springfield, the capital of Illinois. He became a member of the Whig party...
With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans contain 123 pages of teaching material, including: