Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads is a classroom activity designed to support the National Constitution Center’s online game of the same name and the nationally touring exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice, and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves before learning the actual outcome.

Image: Public Domain, Abraham Lincoln and George B. McClellan in the general's tent at Antietam, Maryland, October 3, 1862.

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June 2013
Excellent resources for teaching about Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War. Supports the tour exhibition but resources including historical background, objectives, activities, student analysis and link to interactive crossroads game.