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    Lifestyle Comparison - Then and Now

    Lifestyle Comparison - Then and Now

    Pioneers of the 1800s lived a very different lifestyle than we do today. Pioneer life was difficult and full of hard work. Learn the differences and similarities between pioneer life in the 1800s and life today.

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    What Would YOU Do?

    What Would YOU Do?

    Abraham Lincoln learned many lessons on responsibility while growing up in Indiana. This lesson allows the teacher and students to share and talk about responsible actions.

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    “There I Grew Up…” A. Lincoln - (Little Pigeon Creek Community)

    “There I Grew Up…”  A. Lincoln - (Little Pigeon Creek Community)

    One of the Great Pigeon roosts! Southern Indiana was a feeding and breeding ground for the passenger pigeons. Passenger Pigeons have been said, in its day, to have numbered into the millions and to have been the most abundant of any bird in America.

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Pioneer Survival

    Pioneer Survival

    During the game “Oh No! Sickness!” students will collect the things the Lincoln family needed to survive. They will learn that pioneers who got sick didn’t have the medicines we have today to help them get better.

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    Predator Prey Adaption

    Predator Prey Adaption

    During this lesson the students will play a modified version of freeze tag to help them better understand predator/prey relationships.

  • Boston African American National Historic Site

    William Cooper Nell Activity

    In this activity students are asked to make connections between the challenges William Cooper Nell faced when he attended segregated schools in Boston and their own experiences. Students should write an essay explaining how they overcame difficulties in their own lives.

Did You Know?

Boyscouts

One of the biggest events took place in May 1959, when the Spencer & Indiana Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commissions and the Indiana Lincoln Foundation sponsored a statewide Boy Scout campout at the Lincoln State Park. One of the activities included a parade that passed the Nancy Hanks Memorial.