Abraham Lincoln

Here are some resources to use with your students to prepare them for visiting Trial & Tribulations and learn more about Lincoln's life.
Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency DVD coverWILL-TV produced this excellent video on Lincoln during his years as an Illinois circuit lawyer.  Check for the video on interlibrary loan.  The video opens with the Matson Slave Trial, but it is also a good description of life on the circuit and Lincoln in general.
The segment on
Lincoln and Slavery shows and discusses the Matson Slave Trial.

Lincoln Emancipated: The President And the Politics of Race
Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race by Brian R. Dirck, ed. (Northern Illinois University Press), 2007.  A compilation of articles by seven historians who review various aspects of Lincoln's relationship with race.  It is available on interlibrary loan.

Springfield tourism site, but it also features a Take a Lincoln Law Career Photo Tour.

Lincoln's Daily Scheduel - The Lincoln Log The Lincoln Log: A Daily Chronology of the Life of Abraham Lincoln incorporates Lincoln Day-by-Day: A Chronology, compiled by the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission with the cooperation and support of the Abraham Lincoln Association and published by the Government Printing Office in 1960. The text presented here includes all entries from that publication, with corrections and additions by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, a project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. It is a great way to see what Lincoln was doing before and after the trial.
Abraham Lincoln's Classroom  This site by the Lincoln Institute and Lehrman Institute have provided many links, maps, cartoons, essays etc. about Lincoln.  If you register for the teacher's section you will find lesson plans and quizes about various aspects of Lincoln's life, though much of it is about him as a president. 

Narrative OverviewThe Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: A Narrative Overview  by John A. Lupton, Assistant Director & Assistant Editor, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

Teaching with Lincoln

Teaching with Lincoln was created by Teaching with Primary Sources consortium members as a tool for educators of any grade level or discipline. It is our hope that this site will become a reLibrary of Congress Teaching with Primary Sourcesrepository of Lincoln related resources for teachers, especially highlighting those which incorporate the digitized primary sources of the Library of Congress.