[Surfnetkids: 09 Feb 2011] Abraham Lincoln

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#1. February 9, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Last year, I made an extensive list of Black History resources, and seeing no need to reinvent the wheel this year, I am simply going to point you to my blog:

Black History Month Resources

Did you know that in addition to this weekly Surfnetkids newsletter, I’ve recently begun a monthly newsletter that focuses on holidays and anniversary celebrations? It is hosted at my new SeasonalFun.net site, and you can see the February newsletter (and sign up for your own free subscription) here:

Seasonal Fun: February Resources

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Abraham Lincoln

by Barbara J. Feldman

Abraham Lincoln Printable (** for premium members only)

America’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) is revered for ending slavery, and preserving the Union by winning the Civil War. But perhaps he is best known for his Gettysburg Address of 1863 and being the first assassinated U.S. president. Learn more at these top Lincoln sites.

Abraham Lincoln Institute
The Lincoln Institute, funded by The Lehrman Institute, publishes seven educational sites about the sixteenth president, including Mr. Lincoln’s Whitehouse, Mr. Lincoln and Freedom, and Mr. Lincoln’s Classroom. You can see the entire list under Projects (from the main horizontal nav menu.) The sites include extensive quotes from many primary sources, but also list easier-to-find secondary sources in the bibliographies for students wanting to dig deeper. Do you “like” Abe Lincoln? Join in the Institute’s plan to get 10 million Facebook fans for Lincoln by liking their Facebook page.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum: Timeline
Although there are other educational resources at the Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, this one is my favorite for students. It is an interactive timeline of Lincoln’s life, starting with his birth on February 12, 1809 outside of Hodgenville, KY, and ending in with his burial in Springfield, IL on May 4, 1865. To traverse the timeline, start with the decades in the upper menu, then look for the years and months in the lower menu. “1856: Lincoln joins the Republican Party. The party adopts an anti-slavery platform, which has become an important issue to Lincoln.”

Abraham Lincoln Research Site
Roger Norton begins with this introduction, “I am not an author or a historian; rather I am a former American history teacher who enjoys researching Abraham Lincoln’s life and accomplishments.” A great site for both middle-school and high-school students researching school projects, it is organized into three sections: Lincoln’s Assassination, Abraham Lincoln Research Site and Mary Todd Lincoln Research Site. All of the interior pages have a Jump To menu in the upper-left, which I found to be the best way to discover the all the nooks and crannies of these three sites.

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#6. Quote of the Week

“Upon the subject of education I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.”~~ Abraham Lincoln ~~ (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865) sixteenth President of the United States. Click here for more Abraham Lincoln quotes.

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