On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, Lawrence Education Center had the opportunity to take a group of students on a field trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library (ALPLM).
The ALPLM brought the story of Abraham Lincoln to life. As students experienced the story of our 16th president through museum exhibits, they increased their learning in all subject areas. The field trip provided educational opportunities for learners of all ages to explore Illinois and U.S. History and the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, through the museum and library collections.
This opportunity was made available to our school because of generous funding from the Winnick Family Foundation. The Winnick Family Foundation offered grants to teachers of grades 4-12 in U.S. public and nonpublic schools that have a low-income student enrollment. The grants provided funding to visit the ALPLM by offsetting the transportation costs associated with visiting the museum. The Winnick Family Foundation focuses giving in the program areas of education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community.