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Dear Wonderful Art Parents – 

As you probably know, February 12, 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.  We are trying to launch a school wide celebration of this grand milestone, so I thought I would make you aware of some LINCOLN resources that you may want to incorporate into your program and work with our kids! 

The following links are that I found that could be used to help the kids understand portraiture (and use the portraits of ABE)–

Picturing America Lesson Plan (poster available in media center)

 http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/downloads/pdfs/Resource_Guide_Chapters/PictAmer_Resource_Book_Chapter_9B.pdf

 

Resources/lesson plans available through the National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian

 Guide to portrait reading- (RECOMMENDED!)

http://www.npg.si.edu/docs/reading.pdf

 

Lesson plans with related art materials- 

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/lincoln/rise_of_lincoln.html 

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/lincoln/lessons/lincoln_lessons_richmond.pdf

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/lincoln/lessons/lincoln_lessons_masks.pdf

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/lincoln/lessons/lincoln_lessons_photography.pdf

 

Of course, there are numerous other things you creative types can come up with (construction paper stove pipe hats?!)

 

Please let me know if you will be helping us out with our Lincoln campaign –I will help all that I can (note I absolutely have no artistic talent!)—I can certainly help track down resource material.

 

Thanks so much,

Kathy Rolfes

 

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