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MoQuinlan-Dulude said in July 6th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Wow! This Lincoln-Doulglas debate resource is terrific for teachers. It offers a wide-variety of tools, including a movie, pictures, and other important primary documents that middle-high school students should utilize when analyzing these impotant, historical debates. Not only is the information accurate, but the activities are thoughtful and interactive. A must-use in the US History classroom.

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mjcole said in July 6th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I agree with MoQuinlan-Dulude. This is a great site for any American history teacher who covers the Great Debates of 1858. There are many useful tools here: Lesson plans that enable students to dive into debate commentary, maps that are very useful in displaying the sites where the two debated and also in getting to know Illinois geography (check out “Election Results of 1858 Campaign for U.S. Senator from Illinois…notice the difference between Northern Ill. and Southern Ill.), and there are some terrific images including a political cartoon and many Lincoln photos. Lincoln scholar Eric Foner’s video segment is quick but insightful.

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PriceperheadExpert said in July 11th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I had no idea there was so much evidence preserved on this debate. Really great collection! Even maps and videos. Every history faculty should use these materials for their studies. I wish we had them when I was at school.

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cloubeau said in October 1st, 2009 at 7:48 am

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to open up the video by Eric Foner and am having trouble. What type of media player does the video require?

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parkd said in October 1st, 2009 at 11:30 am

Cloubeau,

The file is a .ram which to the best of my knowledge requires the basic realplayer program or an equivalent open source software.

Hope this helps!

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