Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Website Spotlight: Abraham Lincoln



Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

Among the many worthwhile aspects of the Miller Center (University of Virginia) site, I ask the students to concentrate on the following four essays:

Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/lincoln/essays/biography/2
Campaigns and Elections
http://millercenter.org/president/lincoln/essays/biography/3
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/lincoln/essays/biography/4
Foreign Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/lincoln/essays/biography/5

For a review of the Miller Center website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14722

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For additional quality material about President Lincoln:

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/lincolns/

These are the specific links from the website that I ask my students to work through:

Photo Gallery: Political Cartoons of the 1860s
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/lincolns-cartoons/

Virtual Tour: Medical Field Tent
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/virtual-tour/lincolns-medical/

Newspaper Opinions
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/lincolns-opinions/

Women in the War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/lincolns-women-war/

On the Eve of War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/lincolns-war/

A War Begins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/lincolns-war-begins/

A Nurse's Diary
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/lincolns-nurse/

The Press and Army Morale
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/lincolns-press-army/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Civil+War

2. Other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

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