Today’s Birthday: Abraham Lincoln

It's February 12, and Abraham Lincoln was born on this date in 1809.  He was the 16th President of the United States and is considered one of the greatest leaders in American history.  A few years ago, a new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened in Springfield, Illinois, and we encourage you to visit it if you are nearby.  A few of us had the opportunity to do just that last year when we were in Springfield for a convention, and we learned many new things about Abraham Lincoln during our visit.  Over the years we've suggested many times that students in our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses visit museums and historical sites.  They are great places to learn and to make course material come to life.  Although we are a distance education high school, we try to make learning as personal as possible and do our best to enhance your learning experience however we can.  Learning about Abraham Lincoln in our courses and at his library and museum is one way to make that happen.