Lincoln’s Writings and State Standards
Most states adopted their own History or Social Studies standards or expectations for learning objectives. The National History Education Clearinghouse maintains a useful and searchable database of these standards. “Searchable” in this case is quite helpful, because it allows us to seek out “Abraham Lincoln” in various standards. You can check out those results here (as of Summer 2014 there were nearly 70 “Abraham Lincoln” results out of more than 700 individual standards documents). On this page, we have provided a discussion forum featuring short personal narratives from various K-12 educators from across the country who have described their experiences (and challenges) using new technologies and the resources of Lincoln’s Writings to help meet their own state history or social studies standards.
Illinois: Megan VanGorder, Lincoln’s Bloomington: The National Lincoln Story Through a Local Lens, Storify, August 2014
Missouri: Matt Heet, What Does Lincoln Mean To Missouri High School Social Studies, Storify, August 2014
New Jersey: Evan Oftedal, Lincoln and Civil Liberties: My Journey, Storify, August 2014
New York: Christina Iannacone, Bringing Lincoln to Life in the 21st Century Classroom, Storify, August 2014
New York: Jamie Sharpe, Lincoln Was Not the Great Emancipator We Thought He Was!, Storify, August 2014
Virginia: Mary Beth Donnelly, Humanizing Lincoln Through Primary Sources, Storify, January 2014