Abraham Lincoln

Lucky Penny

For some reason this just made my day. Paige’s life was dull until the day she planted a penny that magically sprouted her very own Abraham Lincoln. The two quickly […]

Growing Up With Lincoln

What kids start out learning about Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and ideally what they should learn by the time they leave high school.

Are You Offended By This?

Update: The bobbleheads have been removed from the shelves at the Gettysburg Visitor Center. “I don’t think it’s right to sell a memorial of him, he assassinated President Lincoln,” said […]

Tower of Lincoln Books

You can’t do this with e-books. Soon to be on display at the newly-constructed Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC, this 34-foot pillar of literature includes […]

The Anatomy of Lincoln Day in Virginia

I highly recommend heading over to Richard Williams’s Old Virginia Blog for a thoughtful commentary on the Lincoln Day resolution.  Richard points out what he sees as an inconsistency between […]

White Southerners Embrace Lincoln

This post is a few years old, but given the recent discussion about a possible Lincoln Day in Virginia I thought it was worth re-posting. I highly recommend Barry Schwartz’s […]

Virginia’s Lincoln

On Tuesday I will be working with a group of k-12 history teachers in Virginia on how they can introduce the subject of historical memory in their classrooms.  The news […]

Should Virginians Give Lincoln His Day?

The news that the Virginia General Assembly is considering setting aside a day to honor Abraham Lincoln has certainly triggered some emotional responses.  That is not surprising, but let’s not […]