Learning Lincoln On-line

CONTENTS SET A:

Introduction to Abraham Lincoln's Family History and Picture Album

 The Lincolns, Hanks and the Halls Travel to Illinois, 1830
based upon information from Dr. Charles Coleman:  Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, 1955--
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FREE ONLINE VERSION OF DR. COLEMAN'S BOOK
1

Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site (Rural Charleston, Il) Depicts Pioneer life in Illinois, 1830's and on.  

 

A replica of the wagon that a young Abe, cousin Dennis Hanks, and father Thomas Lincoln would construct for the trip to the new "paradise" of Illinois.

 

Students: Start your Journey by Clicking the Wagon Bench. 

 

2  INTRODUCTION-- Dr. Charles Coleman, former Professor of History at Eastern Illinois State College, Charleston, wrote a definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln and his connection with Coles County, Illinois.  Dr. Coleman was well known in the Charleston, Illinois area andbook, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (1955, Scarecrow Press), he would describe in-detail the life of the 16th President while in Illinois, and for this learning activity, the pioneer journey of the Lincolns, Hanks, and Halls into Macon County, Illinois and later Coles County.   The book is written with reliable primary sources whenever Dr. Coleman could find them.
3  Dr. Coleman has written other interesting articles, and Golden Anniversary of Eastern Illinois University.  His Lincoln book has motivated me to work with my children to instill the "personal family-man:  Abraham Lincoln."  We all know the Presidential history, but many do not realize how personable and funny old Abe was.  He could be seen on the square of Charleston, Il during court breaks telling stories, playing stick ball with kids, and of course visiting with his many relatives.  His book will be a resource to my children.
4  ACTIVITY TASK-- In this activity, sets of questions will be provided.  Using Coleman's book or online resources, find the answers to the questions.  In addition, extra questions and activities will be provided. 
5 Dr. Coleman's Book "Lincoln in Coles County"  Click Here

 

6

Answer the Questions in Each of the Categories:

7  

Book Resources

  • Excerpts from Dr. Charles Coleman's, Abraham Lincoln in Coles County, Scarecrow Press, New Brunswick, N.J., 1955. See the e-book connection.  This book is out of print.

  • Abraham Lincoln, the Boy and the Man by Lloyd Ostendorf, 1988.

  • Library books on Lincoln, the child, and other biographical Lincoln books from the school media center.

  • Books from home or the Public Library.

8

 LEARNING LINCOLN 0N-LINE RESOURCES

9

Visit the "Travel the Lincoln Heritage Trail" Site for Lincoln's Travels

10  

If You Lived with the Thomas Lincoln Family Activity & Resource

Old National Trail Pioneer Travel Activity & Resources

A. Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

Illinois Historical Preservation
AgencyInteractive Sites Map

The History Place Timeline
 

The Boy Abraham Lincoln On-Line Trivia Puzzle

16th President Topics Index

 Attending a Pioneer School in the Midwest

 

 Learning On-Line Home Page