Learning Lincoln On-line
Topic Sets to Study Abraham Lincoln His Life and Before the Civil War
Living with the Thomas Lincoln Family "Activity"
From the stories of Dennis Hanks, 2nd Cousin of Abraham Lincoln, who lived with the Lincolns until after entering Illinois
The Thomas and Nancy Lincoln family was composed of the parents,
Sarah, Abraham and later Dennis Hanks, cousin. Thomas Lincoln died at
birth. The family grieved the loss of baby Thomas before leaving their
home in Kentucky.
Teachers may want to do this on-line project with small groups. Be sure to have a heterogeneous group of ability, with a job for all members. One member of the group could be the recorder of information, another the "Internet Specialist," another head "artist." You can invent your own group jobs.
The Thomas Lincoln Family Project is planned for students to enter back into the time of being a pioneer child, and learn about the things a child back then would do and have. The students will hopefully gain a deep respect and knowledge of how tough life was in pioneer life. Secondly, they will gain an understanding of the life of Abraham Lincoln as a child and young man.
Lloyd Ostendorf, "Abraham Lincoln The Boy The Man" Illustrated by Lloyd Ostendorf, Phillip H. Wagner, Publisher, Wagner Office Systems, 2800-2 S. 6th St. 62703 1962
Amy L. Cohn & Suzy Schmidt, "Abraham Lincoln" Pictures by David A. Johnson Scholastic Press, N.Y. ISBN 0-590-93566-6
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