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Lincoln Links

During the past few years, our Law-Related Education Newsletter has provided information on Abraham Lincoln resources. We’ve excerpted some of our favorite Lincoln links for your convenience, and have added a few more. 

Places Lincoln Knew

To give your students a taste of what life was like while Mr. Lincoln was studying to become a lawyer, visit the New Salem State Historic Site on line at http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/

Lincoln’s Home – the only home he ever owned is in Springfield and is part of the National Park Service. http://www.nps.gov/liho/

The Depot – Lincoln made his last speech to his friends in Springfield, Illinois, as he departed for Washington, D.C. from this location.  http://www.nps.gov/features/liho/depot/depot01.htm

Lincoln’s Law Office in downtown Springfield, Illinois http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/Lincoln_herndon.htm

Springfield’s Old State Capitol  http://www.state.il.us/HPA/hs/old_capitol.htm

Lincoln-Douglas Debates Resources:  For a map and a list of locations and dates, visit http://www.nps.gov/archive/liho/debates.htm

For debate transcripts, visit http://books.google.com/books?id=ZaWPqZzKZW8C&dq=%22lincoln+douglas
%22+debates+topics&psp=1&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0

For a more complete list of places Lincoln knew in Illinois at elsewhere, visit http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/sites.htm

Lincoln’s other White House was the Anderson Cottage in Washington, DC. http://www.lincolncottage.org/

Other Illinois Lincoln-Related Locations to Visit

Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, Illinois  http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/lincoln_tomb.htm

Lincoln Memorial Gardens  http://www.lmgnc.org/

Looking for Lincoln website, that offers additional options and information http://www.lookingforlincoln.com/

Lincoln’s Words

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents can be found at http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/inaug/inaug.htm

Some of Mr. Lincoln’s more famous quotes are posted at
http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln78.html

Some of Mr. Lincoln’s more famous speeches are posted at
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/speech.htm

Additional Lincoln Links

The Lincoln Legal Papers Curriculum:  Understanding Illinois' social history through documents form the Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, 1836-1861.  Available online at: www.lincolnlegalpapers.org/curriculum.htm

Visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, Illinois. www.alplm.org

Here’s a chronology of Lincoln’s war years:
http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/index.html

Want to see which Amendments to the Constitution had been adopted by 1861 when Lincoln took office as President?  Visit:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution

A reading list of books on Lincoln is available.  Reading resources are listed by age group and are divided into fiction and non-fiction categories.  Visit http://www.lincolnbicentennial.gov/learning-about-lincoln/for-teachers/default.aspx?ekmensel=c580fa7b_14_96_btnlink

View the Abraham Lincoln Association's bibliography: http://www.alincolnassoc.com/bibliography.htm  The Association also has a section dedicated to lesson plans for teachers:  http://www.alincolnassoc.com/classroom_materials.htm

Cultural depictions of Abraham Lincoln can be researched at Wikipedia!  The lists include books, poems, films, statues, and more.  Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_Abraham_Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project presents historical materials from A. Lincoln’s Illinois years (1830-1860), including writings and speeches.  http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/

Lincoln information from the Library of Congress is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html

The White House has a link designed to introduce children to Lincoln.  Visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidents/abrahamlincoln.html

Many of the Abraham Lincoln Association's scholarly contributions to the Lincoln story over the past 100 years may be found in their virtual library.  http://www.abrahamlincolnassociation.org/

Many photos of Mr. Lincoln are available for viewing at http://www.abrahamlincolnartgallery.com/archivephoto.htm

Massive amounts of Lincoln information are available at Abraham Lincoln Online:  http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln.html

If you’re in the Chicago area you might want to drop in at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, http://www.alincolnbookshop.com/

A resource for scholars and groups involved in the study of the life of Abraham Lincoln, featuring a weekly quiz, maps, political cartoons and commentary, links to web resources and a teacher section http://www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/

If you have a resource, lesson plan, or link you think we should include, please e-mail the information to Donna Schechter, dschecht@isba.org.


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