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. View more information on their Member Feature Page
 

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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.
Date: September 20; October 15th; December 17th 
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage; 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities, Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History & Geography, Civics/Law
Grades: PreK - 3rd Grade
Ticket Capacity: 50

Supplementary Materials: Visit Prep with Pre and Post Lessons

I See the President
Presented by: President Lincoln's Cottage

During the Civil War, President 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 everyday people influenced Lincoln and his ideas on the Civil War and emancipation and taught him lessons that are still important to today’s students. Lincoln’s desire to exchange ideas with those around him in order to better understand important issues is a model to young minds as they learn to respect each others’ ideas. In I See the President, students 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: October 5th and December 7th
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: President Lincoln's Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Civics/ Law, Diversity, History/Geography
Grades: 4th - 5th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date 

Supplementary Materials: Visit Prep with Pre and Post Lessons 

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.
Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM       
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage; 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Humanities, Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: Civics/ Law, Diversity, History/Geography
Grades: 6th - 12th
Ticket Capacity: 50

Supplementary Materials: Visit Prep with Pre and Post Lessons

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