Visit the "Travel the Lincoln
Heritage Trail" Site for Lincoln's Travels
. . .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,
Depicts Pioneer 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
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 and book,
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
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 children.
In this activity, sets of questions will be
provided. Using Coleman's book or online
resources, find the answers to the
questions. A set of "extra questions and
activities will be provided.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN EACH OF THE
Excerpts from Dr. Charles Coleman's,
Abraham Lincoln in Coles County,
Scarecrow Press, New Brunswick, N.J.,
Click here for the e-book version.
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.