President Lincoln's Cottage

The mission of President Lincoln's Cottage is to bring the world to “the cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation,” and connect with Lincoln through his untold stories.
 

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LINCOLN’S HAT 
Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage
As a young man, Abraham Lincoln began forming ideas on issues of justice and freedom. As he grew, so too did his ideas. While living at his Cottage, President Lincoln thought through his ideas on the Civil War and emancipation, and turned these ideas into action. In Lincoln’s Hat, Lincoln’s note-taking practice serves as a model to students as they develop their own creative ideas and problem solving skills on everyday decisions and complex issues. Students discover Lincoln’s habit of storing his ideas inside his stovepipe hat, and a hands-on activity provides students a special place to keep their ideas.
Dates: March 12, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Road NW Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History & Geography, Civics/Law
Grades: PreK-3
Ticket Capacity: 50 tickets per date
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I SEE THE PRESIDENT 
Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage
During the Civil War, Lincoln commuted daily from the Cottage through the heart of Civil War Washington to the White House. Along the way, Lincoln encountered front line soldiers, escaped slaves living in contraband camps, wounded soldiers, and Washington residents, such as Walt Whitman. These people influenced Lincoln and his ideas on the Civil War and emancipation and taught him lessons that are important to today’s students. Students will take on the role of the people President Lincoln interacted with on his daily commute and analyze their first-hand accounts to write a fable that teaches their classmates an important lesson.
Dates: March 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM     
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Road NW Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History & Geography
Grades: 4
Ticket Capacity: 50 tickets per date
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LINCOLN’S TOUGHEST DECISIONS: DEBATING EMANCIPATION
Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage
Abraham Lincoln solved the difficult problems of his time by consulting the ideas of those around him, thus informing his own thought process. This approach serves as a model for students to develop their own decision-making skills as they strive to understand the power of their ideas in modern society. In Lincoln’s Toughest Decisions: Debating Emancipation — an award-winning program that puts students in the role of President Lincoln’s closest advisors— students use touch screen monitors to explore historical documents and recreate the heated discussions that President Lincoln had with his Cabinet over emancipation.
Dates: March 19, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM       
Length of Event: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Road NW Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History & Geography
Grades: 6-12
Ticket Capacity: 40 tickets per date
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