Saturday, February 14, 2009

More on Lincoln...

I don't know how I forgot to mention the other show I've been catching bits of on PBS (and need to sit down and watch in it's entirety) - Looking for Lincoln. This show is hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and explores Lincoln as a myth and a man - quite refreshing considering how Lincoln has been idealized in recent times. Although I'm all for the idealistic view, its fantastic to see Lincoln as a human being. You can watch it online if you miss the broadcast (see the link above) and there are activities that may interest the history teachers out there!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The fascination with President Lincoln

So, it seems like everywhere you look, there's something new about President Abraham Lincoln. I am learning a lot more from this revival than I ever did in school. Right now, I'm [trying to] watching PBS American Experience show on the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination. Its great stuff - not to be missed. I'm sure I'll get back to this topic because I find it so intriguing, so more to come!