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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum announces teacher workshops for the 2007-2008 school year

[August 31, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD -- Good teachers help students learn. Great teachers inspire students to learn even more. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum's 2007-2008 teacher workshops are designed for great teachers.

The workshops are designed for educators in most subjects and in all grade levels and provide teachers with strong content-based programs on topics such as Lincoln, the Civil War, African-American history and Illinois history, to name a few. These intense "history lessons" assist educators in developing a solid background on unfamiliar topics or in mastering a discipline they already know and love. In addition, the Education Department's hands-on classroom application programs will provide ideas and methods for teaching historical content across the curriculum, using digital resources, primary documents and material culture.

All workshops are conducted at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, are free of charge and offer continuing professional development units to certified teachers. The workshops are developed and hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum's Education Department. Educators may visit for workshop descriptions and additional teacher resources. Contact Carol Manning at with questions or to register for a workshop.

A list of 2007-2008 teacher workshops follows:

Meet Mary Todd Lincoln
Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to noon.

Primary Sources and Artifacts: Tangible, Touchable, Teachable Tools
Offered twice: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, March 8, 2008, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Research Colloquium
Offered twice: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8 and 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, 2008, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Slavery, Race and Riot: A Look at Mr. Lincoln's Illinois
Note: participants may register for each session individually or attend both.
Slavery: Viewpoints
Slavery: Race and Riot
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008
Session 1: 9 a.m. to noon. Session 2: 1-4 p.m.

Packaging Presidents
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, 9 a.m. to noon.
(Join us in the afternoon for "ALPLM Teacher Orientation.")

ALPLM Teacher Orientation
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
(Join us in the morning for "Packaging Presidents.")

Lincoln-Douglas Debates: What do they mean 150 years later?
Tuesday, April 24, 2008, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

[Text from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum news release received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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