Event Title

Session C-1: Teaching New Salem: Jacksonian America in an Illinois Village

Session Number

C-1

Grade Level

Grade level: 9-10

Start Date

28-2-2014 10:45 AM

End Date

28-2-2014 11:45 AM

Description

Salem State Park is inextricably bound up in the legend of Abraham Lincoln. Obscured by this is the fact that the rise and fall of the village of New Salem offers teachers a microcosm of the era of Andrew Jackson, westward expansion, and the aspirations and disappointments of antebellum America.

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Feb 28th, 10:45 AM Feb 28th, 11:45 AM

Session C-1: Teaching New Salem: Jacksonian America in an Illinois Village

Salem State Park is inextricably bound up in the legend of Abraham Lincoln. Obscured by this is the fact that the rise and fall of the village of New Salem offers teachers a microcosm of the era of Andrew Jackson, westward expansion, and the aspirations and disappointments of antebellum America.