Cottage Featured on Teaching with Historic Places

We are pleased to announce President Lincoln’s Cottage: A Retreat, is now online as the featured Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plan. 

Lesson plans go through a rigorous, in depth, multi-layer review process before being accepted to TwHP and being made available for educators to use in the classroom.

In this lesson, students explore President Abraham Lincoln’s life at the Cottage, his country retreat during the hot season, and examine his work on the Emancipation Proclamation.  The lesson plan was created cooperatively by the National Park Service’s Teaching with Historic Places program; the staff of the President Lincoln’s Cottage, an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and the American University graduate program in Public History.

For more Lincoln lesson plans and other online materials for the classroom, visit the Teacher Resources page on our website.

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