Learning Lincoln On-line

Topic Sets to Study Abraham Lincoln His Life and Before the Civil War

CONTENTS SET A:  Abraham Lincoln Biographical Information -- Child and Boyhood

Topic Five:  The Lincoln's Move to Illinois, March, 1830 & Topic Four:  Lincolns and Pioneer Life-- Frontier Education (See Links Below) &  Topic 115. Pioneer Life  &  Topic thirteen:  the Old National Trail

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

HOME PAGE

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

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

Below is 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 STUDY BY CLICKING THE WAGON 


Click to see a video of the project here


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.
       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.

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, a set of "extra questions and activities will be provided. 

USE  DR. COLEMAN'S BOOK ONLINE-- CLICK HERE

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES:

PRINT 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.


LEARNING-LIKE-ABE LINKS

RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION

If You Lived with the Thomas Lincoln Family
Activity & Resource

Old National TrailPioneer 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