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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial:
Forging Greatness during Lincoln's Youth--
Supplementary Resources

By studying Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial: Forging Greatness during Lincoln's Youth students meet the people and learn of the events that influenced the development of Abraham Lincoln's character and personality as a youth on the Indiana frontier. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, a unit of the National Park Service, preserves the site of the farm where Abraham Lincoln spent 14 formative years of his life, from the ages of 7 to 21. Visit the park's website for more information about Lincoln's family and life on the frontier.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, has been restored to its 1860s appearance. Visit the park's website for more information about Lincoln's life as husband, father, politician, and President-elect.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Lincoln's Birthplace is a unit of the National Park Service. Visit the park's website for more information about the memorial building at the site of Lincoln's birth.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site:
A Place of Growth and Memory

In this National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places lesson plan students learn how Abraham Lincoln's belief in freedom and democracy, his eloquence, and the support of family and community propelled him to the White House and uplifted him through the turbulent Civil War.

American Presidents Travel Itinerary
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information on places associated with the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, including the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and Lincoln Memorial.

Abraham Lincoln Online (ALO)
The ALO website may be one of the most comprehensive Lincoln sites available on the web. Its index page has links to 10 different sections including: Biographical Information; Books; Discussion; Places; Photo Tours of Lincoln Places; News and Events; Resources; Search; Speeches and Writings; and Students and Teachers.

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
Lincoln/Net is the product of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, based at Northern Illinois University. It presents a large multimedia database of primary materials, illustrating life in antebellum Illinois. Search options include "Lincoln's Writings," "The 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates," and the "Black Hawk War." There are also resources pertaining to eight major themes in American history: frontier settlement; American Indian relations; economic development; women's experience and gender roles; African-Americans' experience and American racial attitudes; law and society; religion and culture; and political development.

Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library
Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library highlights two collections at the Library of Congress that illuminate the life of Abraham Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln Papers housed in the Manuscript Division contain approximately 20,000 items including correspondence and papers accumulated primarily during Lincoln's presidency. The "We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!" online collection, drawn from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, includes more than 200 sheet music compositions that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music. In addition to sheet music, the Stern collection contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, autograph letters, prints, cartoons, maps, drawings, and other memorabilia adding up to over 10,500 items that offer a unique view of Lincoln's life and times.

C-Span's American Presidents Series
In this series, C-SPAN explores the life stories of the men who have been president by traveling to presidential homes, museums, libraries, birthplaces and grave sites, and by speaking with presidential scholars. Included on the website is information about the American President, Abraham Lincoln. [http://www.americanpresidents.org/presidents/president.asp?PresidentNumber=16 ]

The Lincoln Institute
The Lincoln Institute concentrates on providing support and assistance to scholars and groups involved in the study of the life of American's 16th President and the impact he had on the preservation of the Union, the emancipation of black slaves, and the development of democratic principles which have found worldwide application. The Lincoln Institute produces and maintains five web sites on Abraham Lincoln and the people with whom he lived and worked.

The Presidential Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Work on a new, online edition of the presidential papers of Abraham Lincoln officially commenced on November 21, 2001 when Dr. Robert Gruber began reviewing the letters of Union soldiers in the Military Records Division of the National Archives. Gruber is part of a team of research specialists recruited to begin combing the files relating to Lincoln's presidency for what are believed to be a large number of as-yet-undiscovered documents written by or to the Civil War President. When located and transcribed, these will form part of a collaborative project to make all of Lincoln's presidential papers available online by 2009, the bicentennial of President Lincoln's birth. Visit the link to other online collections featuring Lincoln's papers.

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial 2009
The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission was created by Congress to inform the public about the impact Abraham Lincoln had on the development of our nation, and to find the best possible ways to honor his accomplishments. The President, the Senate and the House of Representatives appointed a 15-member commission to commemorate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and emphasize the contribution of his thoughts and ideals to America and the world. Timeline, speeches, online resources, and a photo gallery are available via this website.

Pioneer Life in America-Thinkquest
Have you ever wondered how you would have survived if you were a pioneer traveling to a new, wild, undiscovered land? What would you eat? What kinds of hardships would you encounter? Would you be smart enough, brave enough, and strong enough to make the trip and survive once you arrived at a place you wanted to call home? Visit this website to discover what pioneer life was like.

 

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