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Lincoln’s Cottage: Lincoln’s Toughest Decisions
July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Abraham Lincoln’s presidency was marked by the development of big ideas and nation-changing actions. A key element of Lincoln’s collaborative process was to consult the ideas of those around him while leading the country through turmoil toward a new birth of freedom. Lincoln’s approach provides a model for students to develop their own decision-making skills as they strive to understand the value of conflicting ideas, building support to achieve positive change in modern society, and their own responsibility and power within their communities. Lincoln’s Cottage, where the 16th President drafted the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, will lead this award-winning program exposing students to the different perspectives of President Lincoln’s adversaries, allies, and friends. During the workshop, students will work in small groups to explore historical documents and recreate the heated discussions that President Lincoln had over emancipation.
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 3-5 PM EDT