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  • Cartes de Visite: Understanding the First Social Media Craze

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    Long before Snapchat and Instagram, cartes de visite (“CDVs”) were the latest trend in image-sharing social media. And, at the time, they were considered just as high tech as Snapchat and Instagram are today. Because of the popularity of cartes de visite in the 1860s, they remain a popular collector’s item today.

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    • Topic:  Abraham Lincoln
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • What If John Wilkes Booth Had Lived?

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    As President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train wound its way through the northern United States in late April 1865, Americans learned that the two-week manhunt for Lincoln’s assassination abruptly ended when Sergeant Boston Corbett mortally wounded John Wilkes Booth on April 26.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, John Wilkes Booth
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Who Was Detective James McDevitt And What Did He Discover About Lincoln's Assassination?

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    Shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was carried to the Petersen boardinghouse on the night of April 14, 1865, rumors spread about a separate attack on Secretary of State William H. Seward. People began to bombard the Metropolitan Police Station with personal testimonies, spouting wild speculation as to the meaning. James McDevitt was on the case.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, John Wilkes Booth, Civil War Washington
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Assassination Eyewitness: Carl Bersch's Eyewitness Oil Painting Returns to the Scene

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    While many depictions of the events surrounding President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination exist, most are artist renditions, created well after the fact. Read about the only known artistic representation of the Lincoln assassination created by an eyewitness.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, Memorialization, Civil War Washington, Ford’s History
    • Type:  Readings, Artifacts
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Teaching Primary Sources With Remembering Lincoln

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    Primary sources are an essential part of every teacher’s tool box. Using repositories like Remembering Lincoln not only teaches students how to read primary sources but also how to utilize online databases for research.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, Memorialization
    • Type:  How-Tos
  • Three Ways to Virtually Visit Ford's Theatre on Google Arts and Culture

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    Google Arts and Culture gets us excited about the digital future of Ford’s Theatre. You may wonder, “Why? What is Google Arts and Culture and how can it help me—as a teacher, student, Lincoln scholar, or just casual visitor to the site?"

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    • Topic:  Ford’s History
    • Type:  How-Tos
  • A Stitch in Time: Historic Quilt Features Who's Who of Civil War

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    Constructed by the U.S. Sanitary Commission volunteers during the Civil War, this remarkable quilt below was auctioned at the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair in 1864 to raise funds that were used to improve sanitary conditions for soldiers throughout the Union Army.

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    • Topic:  Abraham Lincoln, Civil War Washington
    • Type:  Artifacts, Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Lincoln Logs: Building Up An Image

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    Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, saved the Union, and was known for his political ideology. So how did the president spark the creation of the famous Lincoln Logs play set?

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    • Topic:  Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type:  Artifacts, Readings
    • Grades:  9-12, 6-8
  • Dedicating the Petersen House As The Lincoln Museum

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    Today, we often think of the Petersen House as the “other part” of Ford’s Theatre National Historic site. But in 1893, a group of prominent Washingtonians had another idea: They planned for the Petersen House to be a national monument to President Abraham Lincoln.

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    • Topic:  Ford’s History, Memorialization
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Remembering Lincoln As A Local and A Friend

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    The Museum of the Grand Prairie has participated in the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection by contributing pieces from its own collections, and those of local Lincolniana collector Kent Tucker.  Located in Champaign County, Illinois, the museum is in one of the counties of the 8th Judicial Circuit, where Lincoln practiced law.

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    • Topic:  Assassination
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12