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Topic Sets to Study the Civil War Home Page

CONTENTS SET THREE:

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.
     The articles for each area will be printed in a booklet form. 
Here are the Study Areas with themes and activity for each:

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?
3. Abraham's law career, his law office, the 8th Circuit, famous cases. Who was Lincoln's most important client?  What kind of cases did he take on?  What was the 8th Circuit?  Who was Judge David Davis?  Four famous cases to consider. 

FIND EACH OBJECT IN THE PORTRAIT PHOTO, CLICK

 THE HOTSPOT LINK AND READ THE ARTICLE

         
  Cloth

 

    Table Top

 

    Lincoln's right eye

 

  Lincoln's watch chain

 

    Book

 

    Lincolns glasses

 

  Lincoln's mouth

 

    Table stand

 

    Lincoln's bow tie

 

  Lincoln's nose

 

    Lincoln's left arm

 

    Lincoln's right ear

 

  Lincoln's beard

 

          Lincolns left eye

 

           President Abraham Lincoln,  1863

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Here are the topics and links in a table

   
Reading #1  Abraham and Mary move to Springfield Reading #2  The Year of Secession

 

   
Reading #3  Fort Sumter Surrenders to Confederates Reading #4 After Secession, President Sides with Unity
   
Reading #5  The Battle of Bull Run Reading #6 Author Walt Whitman tells of the Presidential Summer Home
   
Reading #7  Mary Lincoln dislikes Gen. McClellen Reading #8 The Presidential Secretaries:  John Hay and John Nicholas
   
Reading #9  First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln Biography Reading #10 Lincoln Presidential Meetings with Abolitionists
   
Reading #11 President-Elect Baltimore Assassination thwarted Reading #12  Emancipation of Slaves in Confederate States
   
Reading #13 President Lincoln's Strange "Assassination" Dream Reading #14  President Lincoln is Assassinated
   
Reading #15 President Lincoln Assassinated: Todd and Mary Grieve Reading #16 Abraham Lincoln Biography

Lincoln Readings Answer Key

Part Two: Lincoln Presidential Readings Activity

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