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.

 

LINCOLN’S HAT (December Lottery)
Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage
As a boy, Abraham Lincoln began forming ideas on issues of justice and freedom. As he grew, so too did his ideas. While living at his Cottage, Lincoln thought through his ideas on the Civil War and emancipation, and turned these ideas into action. In Lincoln’s Hat, Lincoln’s unique 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 will discover Lincoln’s habit of storing his ideas inside his signature hat, and a hands-on activity provides students a place to keep their own ideas.
Dates: 1/26/17
Time: 10:30am          
Length of Event: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage
3700 North Capitol Street, NW, AFRH-W 558
Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History & Geography, Civics/Law
Grades: PreK-3

Curriculum Materials here.

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I SEE THE PRESIDENT (December Lottery)
Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage
Lincoln commuted daily from the Cottage through downtown Washington to the White House. Along the way, Lincoln encountered front line soldiers, escaped slaves living in contraband camps, wounded soldiers, and Washington residents. These people influenced Lincoln and his ideas on the Civil War and emancipation. Lincoln’s desire to exchange ideas with those around him is a model to young minds as they learn to respect others’ ideas. In this program, students take on the role of the people Lincoln interacted with on his commute and analyze their first-hand accounts to write a fable that teaches their classmates an important lesson.
Dates: 1/23/17
Time: 10:30 AM            
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage
3700 North Capitol Street, NW, AFRH-W 558
Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History & Geography
Grades: 4-5

Curriculum Materials here. 

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LINCOLN’S TOUGHEST DECISIONS: DEBATING EMANCIPATION (December Lottery)
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: 1/30/17
Time: 10:30am          
Length of Event: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage
3700 North Capitol Street, NW, AFRH-W 558
Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History & Geography, Civics/Law
Grades: 6-12

Curriculum Materials here. 

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