teaching guide for Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial
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[December 08, 2008]
SPRINGFIELD -- A new publication from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency gives valuable guidance for
teachers as they prepare lessons and activities for the 200th
anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth in 2009.
The newest volume of Illinois History Teacher contains historical
narratives, curriculum materials, teaching suggestions,
ready-to-copy handouts, additional reading suggestions and
activities for bringing Lincoln to life in the classroom.
History Teacher is available at
or hard copies can be obtained by writing to: Illinois History
Teacher, c/o Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 1 Old State
Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701.
Sections in Illinois History Teacher cover much of Lincoln's life:
Lincoln's Formative Years at New Salem; Abraham Lincoln in the
1850s; Lincoln's Secretaries, 1862; Lincoln at Gettysburg; and
Lincoln Laughing. Contributors are teaching experts Sarah Drake
Brown, Andrew Hartman, Richard L. Hughes, Lynn R. Nelson and Monica
Cousins Noraian, and leading Lincoln scholars Matthew Pinsker, Barry
Schwartz, Jennifer L. Weber, Kenneth J. Winkle and Paul M. Zall. The
publication is compiled and edited by the educational services staff
of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
"We are excited to showcase the work of top Lincoln historians
and curriculum specialists who are so important in the education
process," said Jan Grimes, agency director. "This issue, like
Lincoln himself, will be of interest to teachers and students for
many years to come."
For more information on special events planned throughout
Illinois to observe Lincoln's 200th birthday, visit the Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission online at
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Illinois Office of
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