The Lincolns, Hanks and the Halls Travel to Illinois,
based upon information from Dr. Charles Coleman: Abraham
Lincoln and Coles County, 1955
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FREE ONLINE VERSION OF
DR. COLEMAN'S BOOK
Lincoln Log Cabin
Historical Site (Rural Charleston, Il)
life in Illinois, 1830's and on.
Below is a replica
of the wagon that a young Abe, cousin Dennis Hanks, and father
Thomas Lincoln would construct for the trip to the new "paradise" of
STUDENTS: START YOUR JOURNEY STUDY BY
CLICKING THE WAGON
see a video of the project here
Dr. Charles Coleman, former
Professor of History at Eastern Illinois State College, Charleston,
wrote a definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln and his
connection with Coles County, Illinois. Dr. Coleman was well
known in the Charleston, Illinois area andbook,
Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (1955, Scarecrow Press),
he would describe in-detail the life of the 16th President while
in Illinois, and for this learning activity, the pioneer journey of
the Lincolns, Hanks, and Halls into Macon County, Illinois and later
Coles County. The book is written with reliable primary
sources whenever Dr. Coleman could find them.
Dr. Coleman has written other
interesting articles, and Golden Anniversary of Eastern Illinois
University. His Lincoln book has motivated me to work with my
children to instill the "personal family-man: Abraham
Lincoln." We all know the Presidential history, but many do
not realize how personable and funny old Abe was. He could be
seen on the square of Charleston, Il during court breaks telling
stories, playing stick ball with kids, and of course visiting with
his many relatives. His book will be a resource to my
In this activity,
sets of questions will be provided. Using Coleman's book or
online resources, find the answers to the
addition, a set of "extra questions and activities will be provided.
USE DR. COLEMAN'S BOOK ONLINE-- CLICK
QUESTIONS IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES:
Excerpts from Dr. Charles Coleman's, Abraham Lincoln in
Coles County, Scarecrow Press, New Brunswick, N.J.,
Click here for the e-book version. This book is out of
Abraham Lincoln, the Boy and the Man by Lloyd Ostendorf, 1988.
Library books on Lincoln, the child, and other biographical
Lincoln books from the school media center.
Books from home or the Public Library.
OTHER RELATED ON-LINE
"Travel the Lincoln Heritage Trail" Site for Lincoln's Travels