Lincoln Bicentennial Education Initiatives

The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is proud to announce the following educational offerings for students and teachers:

National Teach-In on Lincoln: Save the Date
February 12th 2009 at 1:30PM EST

HISTORY™, together with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, will feature a National Teach-In on the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 1:30pm EST. Educators and students nationwide can tune-in and view this LIVE webcast online at Teachers, students, and families will find enrichment resources and study guides at this site. Registration, which is free, will open in January.

This special live event will take place in Washington, D.C. and will feature two Lincoln scholars, Matthew Pinsker and Harold Holzer, who will share their expertise and answer students’ questions from all over the country. The content is recommended for middle through high school, with a particular emphasis on 8th grade, and easily fits within all state standards of learning.


Lincoln Legacy Schools Recognition Certificates

Be recognized by the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission for activities your school is planning to mark the Bicentennial. To participate, submit your school’s plans to celebrate the Bicentennial using the application found on the ALBC website. Schools that apply for the Lincoln Legacy School program will receive a certificate for framing and will be listed in a national register. Join us in celebrating our greatest American president and help students honor Lincoln’s legacy of freedom, democracy and equality of opportunity! Sponsored by HISTORY™.


Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission On-line Teacher Resources

Find teaching resources for grades K-12, including lesson plans, reading lists, interactive games, timelines and teacher/professional development opportunities on the ALBC website. Visit and click on Learning About Lincoln to view lesson plans and other useful resources from educational partners such as National History Day, the Organization of American Historians and the Gilder Lehrman Institute.


Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Posters

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth this
February 2009 with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s free
classroom poster! The front side, suitable for classroom display, is
a portrait of Lincoln, while the reverse contains resources for
educators, offering suggestions for incorporating Lincoln’s legacy
into the classroom. To request this poster, please call (202) 707-6998 or click here.

National History Day Lincoln Teacher Sourcebook Available

Now available for teachers and media specialists, Abraham Lincoln:Unfinished Legacy.

This collection of articles and classroom resources features a forward by James McPherson and the lead article by ALBC Co-Chairman Harold Holzer-plus more. Abraham Lincoln: An Unfinished Legacy is available on-line at, or for a print copy, please contact Ann Claunch at This publication is sponsored by History™.

For more information on HISTORY™’s “Give a Lincoln for Lincoln” campaign, visit

For more information on national Lincoln Bicentennial programs, visit


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