letter to Albert G. Hodges,
Monday, April 04,
In this project an actual letter from President Lincoln to an
Albert G. Hodges will be studied and used to find out just what the
President thought about slavery, African-Americans, and abolition. The
actual three-page letter should be read before starting the other two
components of the activity.
The original hand-written pages will be used to locate hotlink words and
then list them and define them on paper.
The student should use the transcribed version of the 3-page letter to
search for highlighted phrases, and go to the hotspot link to answer
questions. Directions will be stated on each hotspot link.
1. Read the actual hand-written letter to Albert G. Hodges. This can
be difficult because of clarity and meaning, but try to get a feel for
what the letter (three pages) is about.
2. Using the original hand-written pages of the famous "Hodges Letter,"
find the highlighted words that are hotlinks. Click the link, and
record the meaning of the word on paper.
3. After finding and listing the vocabulary/definitions, use the
"transcribed version" of the letter, and go though the pages to click
the highlighted (yellow) phrases. Record the phrases on paper, and
write a short response as to what the phrase means.
The original letter is
posted on the Library of Congress Memories Collection.
Click Here to view the original letter.
Transcribed and Marked Letter to Hodges
Lincoln and the Abolitionist Home Page
16th President Slavery Page
Learning On-Line Home Page