The National Teach-In on Lincoln

main-promoPresident Lincoln’s Cottage is one of 6 Lincoln sites that will benefit directly from the Give a Lincoln for Lincoln ™ campaign sponsored by HISTORY™.  The National Teach-In on Lincoln is part of that campaign.  The following announcement is courtesy of HISTORY™. 

HISTORY™, together with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, will feature a National Teach-In on the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 1:30pm EST. The teach-in will take place at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Educators and students nationwide can tune-in and view this LIVE webcast online at www.history.com/lincoln. Teachers, students, and families will find enrichment resources and study guides at this site, which may be used at any time and/or can help prepare for the event.

You can now register for this event online at http://www.history.com/lincoln/. The first 500 registrants will receive a National History Day sourcebook on Lincoln and a Lincoln coin box.

This special live event will feature three Lincoln scholars: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Team of Rivals author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Co-Chairman and noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, and historian Matthew Pinsker, who holds the Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History at Dickinson College and is author of the acclaimed book Lincoln’s Sanctuary. These historians will share their expertise and answer students’ questions from all over the country. The content is recommended for middle through high school, with a particular emphasis on 8th grade, and easily fits within all fifty states’ standards of learning. Do your students have questions about Abe? Send them to us at Lincoln@aetn.com and tune-in to see if one of them is picked to be answered during the live webcast! Historians will also answer many of these questions after the live event via email, and answers will be posted at www.history.com/lincoln.

Questions? Email us at lincoln@aetn.com.

History is proud to offer this National Teach-In on Lincoln as part of its Give a Lincoln for Lincoln ™ campaign.
Lincoln saved our nation. Let’s help save his legacy.

Visit www.history.com/lincoln and find out how you can help.

About the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission:
Congress established the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to plan the nation’s celebration of the 16th president’s 200th birthday in 2009. The Commission works to engage the broadest range of individuals and groups in the commemoration. Through education programs, public forums, and the arts, the Commission provides an opportunity to re-examine Lincoln’s legacy in our 21st century democracy. For more information, please visit www.abrahamlincoln200.org.
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