Educators Overview

Plan Your School Visit

We want educators and students to visit the museum and learn about the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln! To help you plan your visit, everything you need – from booking information, to enhancement opportunities, to materials to ensure the best experience for your students – is in this section.

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Enhance Your Experience

ALPLM offers a variety of enhancement programs for school groups visiting the museum. Ranging from interactions with historians, to hands-on history about Lincoln’s life and times, to research in the Library, this section describes ways your students can engage with ALPLM beyond our exhibits.

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Educator Resources

Seeking contextualized collections of original records for your students? Want tips from our Historians and Educators on how to teach key historical events and topics? Need lesson plans related to President Lincoln or Illinois history? Look no further – we have curated a variety of resources for you in this section!

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Professional Development

Interested in learning how to more effectively find and incorporate original records into your classroom? Looking for a new opportunity for your school or district’s Teacher In-Service? Our Professional Development section highlights the variety of training opportunities ALPLM offers for educators.

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Illinois History Day

As the state affiliate office of National History Day in Illinois, ALPLM provides information about Illinois History Day’s theme, contest dates, and rules in this section. You will also find training materials to help educators prepare students for participation and resources for students completing their research.

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