Abraham Lincoln and His Era: Using the American Memory Project to Teach with Primary Sources is the perfect springboard for incorporating primary source materials into the classroom. The book is organized around a series of primary sources from the Library of Congress website, specifically the American Memory Collection and Abraham Lincoln's era.
Through this information-filled book, teachers and librarians will learn how to use the Library of Congress website and enhance learning with primary source materials. Differentiated instruction and evaluation techniques are included, as are lesson plans, rubrics, and analysis tools. In addition, the book will help teachers create their own lesson plans, analysis tools, and rubrics for other primary sources that correspond to their current lessons/activities. Grades 4-8
• Includes over 20 lesson plans based on written documents and art/humanities primary sources from Abraham Lincoln's era
• Offers analysis tools and evaluation rubrics
• Provides numerous reproducibles and lesson plans
• Helpful indexes offer access to the entries by major word or subject
Bobbi Ireland has an degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Illinois University and teaching certificates in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. She is a preschool teacher at Oblong Elementary School in Oblong, IL. Ireland has worked as a freelance writer for various educational publishers and her work has been published in magazines.