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[April 06, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Education Department of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has announced its next complimentary workshop for educators. These hands-on, in-depth workshops provide educators with background content, lesson plans, activities and resources on a variety of topics relating to Abraham Lincoln and Illinois history. All workshops are geared to the Illinois State Learning Standards.

On April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Education Department will offer its "Teacher Orientation" workshop. This four-hour workshop will introduce educators to the resources available at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Educators will learn how to schedule a tour, how to prepare their class for a visit and methods for making the most of a school trip to the museum. In addition, participants will find out how to access digital resources from the library collections, how to use the library for research and other opportunities for professional development, and classroom activities available through the ALPLM Education Department. The session will include a tour of the museum.

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The workshop is free and will be in the first-floor classroom of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Professional development units will be offered.

Advance registration is required. To register, contact Carol Manning, education coordinator, at 217-558-8929 or via e-mail to For additional information, visit

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum]

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