Abraham Lincoln – U.S. History Informational Text (5th-7th Grades)


This resource is centered around the life of 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It begins with his early life in Kentucky and progresses through his life touching on his family, his career as a lawyer, his election in 1860 and finally his death by the hands of John Wilkes Booth.

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  • 1 page article on the life of Lincoln
  • 1 page of multiple choice questions to assess student comprehension
  • 1 page of short answer questions (also to assess understanding)
  • 1 essay question to will challenge students to think beyond the article and give their own opinion about Lincoln and his presidency.
  • Answer key

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 7.1
Linsear Write Formula : 5.8

Suggested uses:

  • Use in a History or Language Arts center as a mini-lesson
  • Give to students to supplement a lesson on Lincoln
  • Place in a sub-folder


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