National Geographic Channel - Killing Lincoln


Subject: Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: National Geographic Channel

Educators can visit National Geographic Channel to access free education resources* designed for grades 8 - 12th, including program clips and activities that can be used in the classroom.

Program Synopsis:  National Geographic Channel’s first original scripted drama, KILLING LINCOLN, presents one of the most significant events in our country’s history.  With fresh historical insight, the film chronicles the final days of President Lincoln and the treasonous plot by one of the most notorious yet complex villains of all time.

Narrated on camera by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, the film stars Billy Campbell (“The Killing” and “Once and Again”) as Lincoln and introduces Jesse Johnson in his breakthrough performance as John Wilkes Booth.  Produced by Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Productions, the film adapts Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s best-selling book into a two-hour global television event.  Killing Lincoln premiered during Presidents Day weekend on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on National Geographic Channel.

*The education resources were created by Sheryl A. Jones, director of the Department of Multilingual-Multicultural Education for Detroit Public Schools.  Ms. Jones is the lead administrator for the Office of Social Studies, Office of English Language Learners and the Office of Global Language.

National Geographic Channel - Killing Lincoln

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