President Lincoln’s Cottage Launches a New Online Program

Debate emancipation as one of Lincoln’s Cabinet members.

September 22, 2009. Today, on the anniversary of the issuing of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln’s Cottage launches their award-winning program, “Debating Emancipation,” in an online version. “Lincoln’s Toughest Decisions: Debating Emancipation” is an interactive program that puts students in the role of Lincoln’s closest advisors. Using letters and other historical documents students learn how they would advise the President on this controversial issue. This innovative program is currently offered as a school/adult program at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage and, thanks to a grant from the Motorola Foundation, is now available on so that teachers around the country can use this program in their own classrooms. Debating Emancipation Online is available here: /LCStage/Player.swf.

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