ABRAHAM LINCOLN: HIS LIFE, LEADERSHIP & LEGACY
SUMMER SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS
June 18-21, 2012 at the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln, IL
What lessons can we learn from Abraham Lincoln’s example, and how do we make his life and times relevant to students? This 3 ½ day seminar combines on-site visits, activities, and stimulating discussion to provide teachers with a deeper awareness of Lincoln, the changing times in which he lived, and how he helped move the nation ahead. Participants are exposed to primary source materials and knowledge, and are encouraged to produce an activity for use in their own classrooms.
Activities in the seminar also include:
visit to sites including the historic Mt. Pulaski Courthouse—one of only two remaining courthouses where Lincoln practiced law, and the New Salem historic site
visits to both the Lincoln Heritage Museum & the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and with allotted time to use both facilities
critical thinking & role-play activities for your students!
opportunities to talk with historians, including keynote speaker Brian Dirck, author of Lincoln the Lawyer, and Lincoln Emancipated.
Total cost, including all seminar materials, fees, transportation costs traveling to sites during the seminar, and room and meals is $215. There may be a possible evening meal off-campus at the participants’ expense. For any local teachers not desiring room and board, adjusted cost is $165.
This seminar is certified through the Illinois State Board of Education. Successful completion will earn 30 CPDUs for Illinois teachers.
To apply, please supply the following 1) your contact info, school, grade level(s) and subjects you teach; 2) books you have read on this topic; and, 3) a letter of interest and statement of what you hope to gain from the seminar , and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , fax (217-732-4465), or mail to: Ron Keller, Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln, IL 62656. Deadline to submit an application is May 28, 2012. Apply today!
This seminar is sponsored in part by the generous support of The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, dedicated to perpetuating and expanding Lincoln’s vision for America and completing America’s unfinished work.