I think you are going to find this to be quite entertaining and perhaps even appropriate for some of your classrooms depending on how you choose to use it. Unfortunately, I was only able to embed a preview, but you can watch the full video here, which also includes the lyrics.
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 become inseparable and it seems Paige’s days of being a lonely girl have finally come to an end. However, her newfound friendship is threatened when [...]
What kids start out learning about Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and ideally what they should learn by the time they leave high school.
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 Patrick Nee, a 17-year-old who attends the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Del. “Maybe there’s a place for these, but not here in Gettysburg,” said their [...]
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 over 15,000 unique titles about the United State’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The museum is set to open before President’s Day. [H/T to Clippings via [...]
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 how Governor Robert McDonnell’s Confederate History Day proclamation was received and Sen. Marsh’s Lincoln resolution. Let’s be clear that this story has yet to hit [...]
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 new book, Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2009). There is an interesting section [...]
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 that Virginia may set aside a day to honor Abraham Lincoln could not have come at a better time and I plan on offering some [...]
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 deceive ourselves in thinking that this is a question with an answer. How we approach this question will be determined by a host of factors, [...]