VIDEO: Learning About Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is an important part of the curriculum in most schools. But when you’re a student in Indiana (especially here in Spencer County), the topic is extra special. 

After all, a young Abe spent 14 years of his early life in the state, developing a love of books and learning, discovering his entrepreneurial spirit, and growing into the man who would become one of this country’s greatest presidents. 

So, to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, we turned to four students currently learning about Lincoln and asked them to share a fun fact about the man himself.  

So Much to Learn About Lincoln 

Abraham Lincoln was a fascinating man who wore many hats… and not just the black stovepipe one! He was a lawyer and statesman. Lincoln was a book lover and was mostly self-taught through his love of reading. Abe was even an athlete—he wrestled approximately 300 matches and lost only once! 

Lincoln was also once just a young boy. And despite living hundreds of years apart, he and our four students share some interesting similarities as this TikTok shows!


We celebrate Lincoln all year long, and especially during his birthday week! #indianasabe #abelincoln #birthday #presidentsday #4thgrade #indiana

♬ original sound – Indiana’s Abe Lincoln

Meet the Experts 

Our young experts are 4th-grade students at four area elementary schools: 

Julianne J. from Chrisney Elementary School
James M. from David Turnham Education Center
Sam O. from Lincoln Trail Elementary School
Alex D. from Nancy Hanks Elementary School 

More Fun Facts About Lincoln 

Want to learn more Lincoln? Our Lincoln-loving students were happy to share even more fun facts—watch the full video here. 

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