• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Curriculum Materials

The challenges of frontier Kentucky life shaped the fundamental character Abraham Lincoln needed to lead the nation successfully through the trials of the Civil War.

The National Park Service provides educational opportunities for classroom students through curriculum-based lesson plans for teachers.

Thirty teachers from the tri-state area (Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois) at a 3 day workshop designed web-based teacher lesson plans with pre-visit, post-visit and long-distance learning options. These curriculum-based education programs are designed to engage students in learning about history, math, science and social studies.


Illustrations of Young Abraham Lincoln used for Abraham Lincoln: Great Learner/Great Leader and Women of the American Frontier were created by Lloyd Ostendorf and used with permission from his publisher Phillip H. Wagner, Wagner Office Systems of Springfield, Illinois.

Funding for this project was provided by the following organizations:

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Did You Know?

Picture of Deed Presentation to the National Park Service for the Knob Creek Farm

The Knob Creek Farm, where the Lincoln family lived from 1811 to 1816, was added to the National Park Service by donation on November 6, 2001. The site was purchased in April 2001 with money raised by the National Park Trust, several organizations in Kentucky, and many others.