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! Everything you need to plan your visit - from booking information, to descriptions of our extension programs, to materials to ensure the best experience for your students - is in this section.

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Book a Program

ALPLM offers a variety of enhancement programs for students in the museum or in the classroom. 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 more about President Lincoln, the Civil War, or Illinois History? 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

If you want to compete in the Illinois History Day contest, or are interested in supporting students in the competition, this section is for you! You will find training materials to help educators prepare studetns for participation and resources to help students complete their research.

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