"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, 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 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 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.
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.
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.