Lincoln Telegrams

Lincoln Telegrams contains original telegrams sent by President Lincoln during a portion of the Civil War (March 10, 1864, through July 16, 1864). Lincoln Telegrams houses a copy of the original telegram sent by Lincoln, a transcription of the original document, a summary/context related to the telegram’s message, and inferences made based on the telegram. Instructional Ideas When studying President Lincoln or the Civil War, a teacher can assign a group of students to report on a specific telegram using this app’s content. In their report, the students will have to summarize the telegram and explain its meaning…

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A. Instruction - 4.5
B. Design - 7.6
C. Engagement - 6

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Summary : A true view into President Lincoln’s communications

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Lincoln Telegrams contains original telegrams sent by President Lincoln during a portion of the Civil War (March 10, 1864, through July 16, 1864). Lincoln Telegrams houses a copy of the original telegram sent by Lincoln, a transcription of the original document, a summary/context related to the telegram’s message, and inferences made based on the telegram.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When studying President Lincoln or the Civil War, a teacher can assign a group of students to report on a specific telegram using this app’s content. In their report, the students will have to summarize the telegram and explain its meaning and significance to their classmates.
  2. To deepen students’ understanding of significant events and figures related to the Civil War, teachers can have students read the Summary/Context information related to a specific telegram and then conduct further research about an event or person referenced.  Questions that students can answer include: (1) What makes that event/person significant, and (2) how might have the outcome of the War been affected if that event did not happen or person did not exist.
  3. When completing a research assignment about President Lincoln or the Civil War, teachers can have students use this app’s content as a primary source.
  4. When teaching about President Lincoln or the Civil War, teachers can project these primary documents to deepen students’ understanding of the war’s nuances.
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