This Citizen Historian lesson teaches students to search on the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
), a repository of newspapers, for primary sources showing how people responded to the Lincoln assassination. After they find sources, students will submit them to the Remembering Lincoln website.
Note: We recommend that the teacher has introduced primary sources to the students before conducting this lesson. Here are some recommended sources for teaching an introduction to primary and secondary sources:
- How did the different people in the United States and the world react to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?
- How do you find primary sources related to a specific event in history?
- Discover and analyze primary sources related to the Lincoln assassination
- Summarize those sources
- Share these findings at large
Lesson Activity One: Introduction to Remembering Lincoln
Students are introduced to citizen history projects and the Remembering Lincoln website.
Lesson Activity Two: Research and Submission
Students use Chronicling America to find and submit articles related to Lincoln’s death.
Lesson Activity Three: Summary of Learning
Students use corporative graphing to identify connections between their sources. Read More »