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  1. Abraham Lincoln’s Life in Springfield Illinois: A Virtual Tour

    Ms. Ink’s 5th Grade Class
  2. New York State Learning Standards Standard 1-History of the United States and New York Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York. Key Idea 3. Study about the major social, political, economic, cultural, and religious developments in New York State and United States history involves learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups. Identify individuals who have helped to strengthen democracy in the United States and throughout the world. Key Idea 4. The skills of historical analysis include the ability to: explain the significance of historical evidence; weigh the importance, reliability, and validity of evidence; understand the concept of multiple causation; understand the importance of changing and competing interpretations of different historical developments. View historic events through the eyes of those who were there, as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.
  3. Themes and Objectives NCSS Thematic Strand II: Time, Continuity, and Change Objectives SWBAT: Identify who Abraham Lincoln was. SWBAT: Explain what Lincoln’s career was. SWBAT: Discuss what life was like for Abraham Lincoln in the mid 1800’s.
  4. Early Information on Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. When Lincoln was 7 the family moved to Little Pigeon Creek, Indiana. In 1830, at the age of 21 Lincoln moved with family to Macon County, Illinois. Moves to New Salem, Illinois by himself in 1831 where he meets people that help him become more educated. Moves in 1837 when capital is changed from Vandalia to Springfield, Illinois. Marries Mary Todd on November 4, 1842.
  5. The year is 1856… You are a next-door neighbor of Abraham Lincoln who lives at 8th and Jackson streets in Springfield, Illinois. You go over to the Lincoln home to play with his young sons. The three of you decide to play hide and seek…ready or not here I come. Click on door to walk inside
  6. You found them… Lincoln’s 6 year old son Willie was hiding in the maid’s bedroom. You found his 3 year old son Tad hiding in his own bedroom. Marbles were found in every lot in the Lincoln neighborhood
  7. It’s Time to Leave… Mary Todd Lincoln tells you its time to go home. You arrive home and find out your dad is going into town for some business… maybe you can tag along. The Arnold home was across the street from the Lincoln home
  8. Going Downtown
  9. Arriving at the Law Office Your father takes you to the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Lincoln received his license to practice law on September 9, 1836. Lincoln took William Herndon as his junior partner in 1844.
  10. One More Stop… You go across the street to the Capitol building with you father to drop some papers off. It was in this building that Lincoln pleaded cases in front of the state supreme court between 1841 and 1860. Click on picture to go inside
  11. Leaving Springfield On March 4, 1861 Lincoln took the oath of office and became the 16th President of the United States. Four years later he took the oath of office for his second term of presidency. He was assassinated a month later by John Wilkes Booth who shot him on April 14, 1865. Lincoln died the next morning at 7:22 am.
  12. Wow… Did you ever think that your neighbor Abraham Lincoln would become the President of the United States only to be killed because he suggested that voting rights be extended to certain black people? Think about how it would feel to know the President of the United States.
  13. Write a Letter… Now, write a letter to your cousin in New York about the day you just had at the Lincoln home and doing errands with your father. Be sure to include what was the best part of your day. Include three important things about your day to share with your cousin.
  14. Any Questions?
  15. Resources Lincoln Home National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/liho/rooms/sittingRoom.html Lincoln Home National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/liho/exb/SS_springfield.html Law Offices http://www.galenfrysinger.com/lincoln_law_offices_springfield_illinois.htm Abraham Lincoln Online http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/tours/capout.htm