Lincoln: The Kentucky Years
This 14-minute film focuses on Lincolns early life in Kentucky and Kentuckys influence on his personality, values, and accomplishments. It was created from the longer KET presentation Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian for use at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville.
Lincoln: The Kentucky Years has also been distributed to Kentucky schools. Three copies of the DVD were mailed to each public school in January, along with an information sheet about other new resources on Lincoln for Kentucky educators and ideas for activities around the DVD. KET, the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and the Kentucky Department of Education encourage all schools to show the DVD the week of Lincolns birthday, February 12. School media centers will keep the DVDs for use in the future.
The creation of Lincoln: The Kentucky Years and its distribution to schools were supported by a grant from the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
Additional Copies Available
A limited number of additional copies of the DVD Lincoln: The Kentucky Years are available and will be distributed FREE on a first-come, first-serve basis to educators (including those at private schools and home schoolers). If you would like a copy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and request Lincoln: The Kentucky Years. Include your name, the name of your school (or that you are a home schooler), and a mailing address.
Resources Relating to Lincoln: The Kentucky Years
- A PDF of the school announcement sheet for the DVD, including information about additional new Lincoln resources and a list of programs about Lincoln airing in February 2009 on KET.
- A PDF of ideas for activities around Lincoln: The Kentucky Years for primary, intermediate, middle school, and high school.
- Social Studies Core Content addressed in Lincoln: The Kentucky Years
- Expanded list of activity ideas.
The school mailing included a brief questionnaire about use of this DVD and KET resources. If you received the DVD you can complete this questionnaire online.