Explore the ‘Life of Lincoln’
The “Life of Lincoln” series is an abbreviated biography of President Abraham Lincoln that Junior Dispatch and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association has created in an effort to celebrate the United States of America’s 16th president.
This guide features all of the chapters, posters and teacher’s guides, plus a few additional items of interest.
LIFE OF LINCOLN
Each of these chapters includes a “Question of the Day,” where readers can talk about history and its effects on modern life. To answer them, just leave a comment or e-mail your response to email@example.com or send it by regular mail to:
The Junior Dispatch
c/o The York Dispatch
205 North George St.
York, Pa. 17401
- Chapter 1: The Wild West
- Chapter 2: The Early Years
- Chapter 3: In Indiana
- Chapter 4: The Second Journey Through New Orleans
- Chapter 5: Entering Politics
- Chapter 6: Entering the Law
- Chapter 7: On the Circuit
- Chapter 8: The Birth of a New Political Party
- Chapter 9: The Nomination of 1860
- Chapter 10: Lincoln as President
Junior Dispatch recommends these YouTube videos to get to know Abraham Lincoln and the world he lived in.
- Lincoln’s Tough Choice — http://youtu.be/akfQ7TfAQVY
- Why the Emancipation Proclamation Mattered — http://youtu.be/b5JTxFIRxWY
- The Gettysburg Address — http://youtu.be/V4bM9geY0do
- Every Known Photo of Abraham Lincoln — http://youtu.be/8YpV0-faTpM
- The Assassination of Lincoln — http://youtu.be/6qAeFjCscRY
- The Mask of Lincoln — http://youtu.be/PsTtHiX8ey4
- Bill & Ted’s take on Abraham Lincoln — http://youtu.be/idz70hx-WGA
- The Fantabulous Life of Abraham Lincoln — http://youtu.be/s0QcTYYzqB8
- Lincoln Biography — http://youtu.be/7xtviHoJGyI
POSTERS & MORE
You can use these PDF posters and lesson guides from the “Life of Lincoln” series. (Coming soon! Check back!)
- Independence Hall — Teacher’s Guide PDF, Speech Handout PDF, Speech Poster PDF
- Pre-Emancipation – Teacher’s Guide PDF, Speech Handout PDF, Speech Poster PDF
- Emancipation — Teacher’s Guide PDF, Speech Handout PDF, Speech Poster PDF
- Gettysburg Address — Teacher’s Guide PDF, Speech Handout PDF, Speech Poster PDF
- 2nd Inaugural — Teacher’s Guide PDF, Speech Handout PDF, Speech Poster PDF
The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association presented the results of their Life of Lincoln project in a 2009 seminar. This link takes to the PDF version of their PowerPoint Presentation.