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Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Abraham Lincoln: On the Prairie. LINCOLN AT LOUISVILLE’S WATERFRONT .

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Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.


Mount rushmore national memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial


Abraham lincoln on the prairie

Abraham Lincoln: On the Prairie


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

LINCOLN AT LOUISVILLE’S WATERFRONT


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Use the F I L M Strategy:F: Function of the Statue I: Importance of the StatueL: Location (why at this specific place)M: Meaning of Statue (to self and others)


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The first bas-relief sculpture depicts Lincoln’s boyhood.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The second shows his Kentucky friends and wife, Mary Todd.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The next bas-relief represents the Civil War that divided the nation, as well as Lincoln’s family.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Nearest to the statue of Lincoln is the bas-relief showing slaves shackled together.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The statue shows Lincoln seated holding a law book.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The statue faces the Ohio River which borders Louisville.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Joshua Speed was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The Speed family owned a large hemp plantation called

Farmington which was near Louisville.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Abraham Lincoln ate in the dining room at the Speed home.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Lincoln spent time with the Speeds in their parlor. Joshua’s mother gave him a Bible which encouraged him during the Civil War.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

As Lincoln returned to his home in Springfield, Illinois, he traveled on a steamboat from Louisville to St. Louis.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The sight of mistreated slaves seen on his trip home haunted Lincoln.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The trip to Louisville made a tremendous impact on Lincoln.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Abraham Lincoln is viewed by many as our greatest president.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Lincoln never forgot his native state.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

In his Second Inaugural Address Lincoln wrote,

“With malice toward none, with charity toward all . . .”


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

The new Lincoln memorial at the waterfront is the work of Louisville sculptor, Ed Hamilton.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Children climbed on the statue during its dedication on June 4, 2009.


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Adults, too, find the statue approachable.


For further learning

FOR FURTHER LEARNING

Use the F I L M Strategy to write a paragraph about Louisville’s new Lincoln memorial.

Include:

F: Function of the Statue I: Importance of the StatueL: Location (why at this specific place)M: Meaning of Statue (to self and others)

Use the F I L M Strategy to describe another statue of your choice.


Powerful words activity

Powerful Words Activity

Choose one of Lincoln’s famous quotes engraved in the amphitheater of Louisville ‘s Waterfront Memorial.

  • Find out when and why the words were said .

  • Also explain the meaning of the words and why they are remembered today.

    (The phrases are listed on the next slide.)


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

Quotes of Lincoln Carved on Amphitheater: “I, too, am a Kentuckian.”“With malice toward none, with charity toward all.”“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.”


Sources

Sources

Articles:

Elson, Martha. “Lincoln Memorial to be Dedicated Thursday.”

The Courier Journal. June 1, 2009.

Kenning, Chris. “Louisville Dedicates Lincoln Statue.”

The Courier Journal. June 5, 2009.

Photographs:

Mary Louise Majors, Participant: Lincoln Tri-State Summer Institute

Websites:

www.edhamiltonworks.com

www.louisvillewaterfront.com


Lincoln memorial in washington d c

“Lincoln at Louisville’s Waterfront” PowerPoint was created by:

Mary Louise Majors, Lincoln Tri-State Institute Participant and . . .

Life-long Learner.


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