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February, 2009

One Life: The Mask of Lincoln
An online exhibit celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


http://npg.si.edu/exhibit/lincoln/

CONTENT
This site is an online exhibit that celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). It draws primarily from the Smithsonian Institutions National Portrait Gallery's extensive collection of Lincoln portraits, and aims "to show the changing face that Abraham Lincoln presented to the world as he led the fight for the Union."
SITE DESIGN
The site has a simple design and is organized for ease of navigation, with a top menu bar leading to the main sections of the site.
 

REVIEW
In celebration of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), this site is dedicated to using the portraits in the National Gallery to show the changing face that Abraham Lincoln presented to the world as he led the fight for the Union. Visitors will want to begin with the introduction and proceed to the next three sections; the rise of Lincoln, the Civil War, and Lincolns contemporaries. Select the audio tour to learn why Lincoln grew a beard, why the masks are cracked, or how a photo of Lincolns second inaugural foreshadowed his death. Teachers will find a link to five lesson plans for grades 4-12 that can be used in conjunction with the exhibit. .

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