Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Workshop: "The Elusive Lincoln"

I came across another really good opportunity for teachers:

The Elusive Lincoln: Teaching and Learning about Abraham Lincoln through Documents and Images

Historic Southern Indiana presents the fourth annual Lincoln Institute for Teachers, June 14-15, 2007 at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

This is the fourth in a series of annual programs focusing on Lincoln as the bicentennial of his birth approaches in 2009. This year's institute will focus on historical evidence and how stories about Lincoln are created and change over time. Teachers from all grade levels and disciplines are invited to attend.

Harold Holzer, senior vice president for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the co-chair of the federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, is the keynote speaker. He will address the images of Lincoln during his time and how they evolved after his death. He will also conduct a free public presentation on Lincoln at the Cooper Union. Matthew Pinsker, the Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History at Dickinson College, will discuss researching Lincoln. Thomas Schwartz, the Illinois State Historian and chief historian for exhibits and content at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, will address telling the Lincoln story to a 21st century audience. Matthew McMichael, school services coordinator for the Indiana Historical Society, will focus on images from the IHS's collection and Lincoln's visual legacy. Special resources sessions will be offered by Martha Beckort, media specialist at Lanesville Community School Corporation, and Glen Longacre with the National Archives Great Lakes Region.

This institute is endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

CLICK HERE to see the program schedule and registration information.

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