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Sojourner Truth said in July 6th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I think this is a great website and the word cloud is amazing. This is something that I will use in the classroom. Thanks so much for such great ideas.

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Deltalogtrio said in July 6th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I think that this is a useful resource for students to compare text from not only the debates, but also to find patterns in other public speeches made by Lincoln. There is a growing body of scholarship that has relied heavily on search engines such as this; applying it to Lincoln’s oevure brings us closer to understanding his intellectual development.

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Sus23 said in July 8th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

My students like to use word clouds because they are very visual. So looking at the top 50 words used in the document gives them a great way get a picture of the piece before reading the it.

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