Information from the book by Dr. Charles Coleman:
Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, 1955
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Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site (Rural Charleston,
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
STUDENTS: START YOUR
JOURNEY STUDY BY CLICKING THE WAGON
see a video of the
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
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.
In this activity, sets of questions will be
provided. Using Coleman's book or online resources,
find the answers to the questions.
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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES:
Excerpts from Dr. Charles Coleman's,
Abraham Lincoln in Coles County,
Scarecrow Press, New Brunswick, N.J., 1955.
Click here for the e-book version. 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
Books from home or the Public Library.
ON-LINE RESOURCE COLLECTIONS
Lincoln's Education Experiences and the Family
Visit the "Travel the Lincoln
Heritage Trail" Site for Lincoln's Travels