US History 55: Abraham Lincoln–The Early Years

Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s life before becoming President in this 360 degree tour of the Lincoln Museum at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.  Dr. Samuel Wheeler, Illinois State Historian, takes you through many of the exhibits that highlight major events and important ideas in Lincoln’s life.

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Teacher Tool 274: Making Paper

This teacher tool includes a learning activity for you to do with your students giving them the opportunity to make their own paper. Paper was a precious commodity to Abraham Lincoln as he was growing up. Historian Dr. Samuel Wheeler refers to this fact in his guided tour of the Lincoln Museum.

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