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Friday Blincoln Blog

October 3, 2008

It’s been awhile since I’ve put together a Blincoln Blog, which is a real shame because I took a pretty great picture of a Lincoln statue here in Indianapolis which would make great eye candy (iCandy?) if I’d ever find the time to research it a little bit (er…a “great picture” by took-it-with-my-cellphone standards).

But today I have something better.

The Indiana Humanities Council has been working with the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission on putting together One State, One Story, encouraging teachers, students and everybody else to try to read one book on Lincoln this year. As part of the effort the IHC designed some eye-catching bookmarks which are going/have gone out to all the schools in the state. The front is a simple design while the back has a list…

Why am I explaining it to you? You can just go here to see them. This Living Resource is a pretty great one-stop shopping experience for those wishing wishing to educate young Hoosiers on the life and times of our 16th (and perhaps greatest) president. (Apologies for the editorializing.)

Anyway, I guess I spoiled the surprise. The whole post is intended to 1) get you thinking about Lincoln, because that’s never a waste of time and 2) to direct you to this great resource from the IDOE, the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and us.

Have a great weekend all!

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2 comments

  1. I intend to read Manhunt by James Swanson. I hear it’s a great account of Lincoln’s death and the days that followed.


  2. It is a good read. The Indiana Humanities Council just awarded a grant to the Indiana Historical Society, which will bring the author, James L. Swanson, to Indy for a lecture on Feb. 26, 2009.



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