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Topic Sixty-two: Readings to Learn about Abraham Lincoln while in Springfield (HOME PAGE) On-Line Hunt-a-Puzzle
READINGS-- HOME PAGE
Search this photo of President Lincoln by clicking objects or details and find "14" interesting readings concerning the President during his Springfield years. Print this page if you like and check off each reading as you find them. You will then read the articles and complete part two by answering the questions about each reading.
Three Lincoln-in-Springfield study areas will be
considered. Included in each area will be a short reading that provides
information to complete the activity in the Study Area. Also will be displays
of pictures, documents and other items to illustrate the Study Area.
1. Life with the Lincolns in Springfield 1840's through late 1859's: Mary's social life; The Lincoln boys; Politics of the times; The Lincolns leave Springfield in 1861. The girls will get to learn about Mary and her sister Elizabeth's social life, cooking, the "fan" and the "gloves." Boys will learn about the Lincoln household including food, boys' play, and the Lincoln animals, as well as appropriate behavior for teen boys in Springfield high society.
2. Life for a black person in
Illinois during the 1840's and 1850's: The Fugitive
Slave Law and the Black Laws of Illinois. Students will consider Illinois in a
new light--a dark light.
Illinois was a free state, but African-Americans were often in-danger in this
state. What was it like to be a free-man in Illinois, or a runaway slave?
FIND EACH OBJECT IN THE PORTRAIT PHOTO, CLICK
THE HOTSPOT LINK AND READ THE ARTICLE
Here are the topics and links in a table