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Abraham Lincoln

Lesson Plans | Primary Sources |

 

Lesson Plans:

The Lincoln Douglass Debates of 1858 - Students will examine the transcripts of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates and create a platform for each candidate in the 1858 Senate race. (site has plenty of Primary Sources)
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Abraham Lincoln's Classroom
- An excellent collection of Lincoln information, including photos, speeches, primary source documents, and much more.
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Lincoln Goes to War - This lesson plan explores the decision-making process that precipitated the Civil War, focusing on deliberations within the Lincoln administration that led to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861.

Attitudes Toward Emancipation - To evaluate the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation; to trace the stages that led to Lincoln's formulation of this policy; to explore the range of contemporary public opinion on the issue of emancipation; to document the multifaceted significance of the Emancipation Proclamation within the context of the Civil War era.

Just Like Abraham Lincoln: Primary/Elementary Lesson - Use the book by Bernard Waber to introduce the students to the biography of Abraham Lincoln.Threaded throughout his book are well-known facts about President Lincoln: his outdoor pioneer heritage, his love of books, and his occupation before he became president
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Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans - Lincoln/Net is the product of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project. Based at Northern Illinois University, the Lincoln Project works with a number of Illinois institutions, including the University of Chicago, the Newberry Library, the Chicago Historical Society, Illinois State University, the Illinois State Archives, Lewis University, and Knox College. Collaborating institutions have contributed historical materials, including books, manuscripts, images, maps and other resources, to the Lincoln Project. You may examine them in several ways.

Lincoln Lesson Plans- Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project is has 15 Abraham Lincoln Lesson plans, each with Primary Source documents. From the Library of Northern Illinois University.


Primary Source Documents:

Abraham Lincoln Primary Documents - Great site from a doctoral candidate at Souther Illinois University. Good source of primary documents.

The Lincoln Papers - Most of the approximately 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures in this collection include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of being defeated in the upcoming presidential election.
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Lincoln First Inaugural Address - How did Lincoln's first inaugural address reflect the events that preceded it? How well did it presage events to follow? How did subsequent actions by Lincoln reflect the responsibilities enumerated in the Presidential Oath of Office?


Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
- The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65.
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation supports the educational and cultural programming of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era; and promotes a greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, on-line services, and other activities designed to combat historical illiteracy.
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