The time length for one program normally lasts about one hour:
The first part of the presentation lasts about 30 minutes with President Lincoln telling his life story starting with his birth in Kentucky, and then leading into his boyhood and growth in Indiana. From there he takes you into his adulthood and political career in Illinois,which then moves him to the Presidency along with his years in the White House, while leading the country and the nation through The American Civil War, and then finally proceeding to that fateful evening of his assassination at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The last part of the program consists of the 'Question & Answer Session,' which can last from 15 to 30 minutes (however long is needed), this is where the audience gets the opportunity to ask questions to President Lincoln. This is an excellent part of the program, as it is very engaging as well as being an analytical form of learning, as students, faculty, and anyone else in the audiencene can and do ask some very challenging questions.
Mr. Boggs can also acccommodate any program with a 'special topics' focus within the course of Lincoln's life, including his Presidency. This type of program would need to be requestedin advanceby the client.
AGE RANGE FOR PROGRAMS
Mr. Boggs has customized programs for all ages and grade levels ranging from Kindergarten through College.
The higher the grade level, then the more advanced the presentation content, so whenever an individual school has multiple grade levels, it is highly recommended to be able to present more than one program by dividing the different grade levels into age appropriate groups, as thiswould greatly lend to better student learning, understanding, and comprehension.
This option can also be highly feasible for the school's budget when using one of the Multiple Program Rates (seePresentation Rates).
When choosing this option, it is better to divide the different grade levels as close to the following format as possible:
Kindergarten - Second Grade
Third Grade - Fourth Grade and/or Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade and/or Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
Most all High School grades can be combined
As another popular option, there are many schools who have President Lincoln to return every year to present his more advanced programfor the specific grade level(s) only, who are doing a more indepth study within American History and specifically The American Civil War.
As a way of following the curriculum and with school standards, many teachers who teach American History have incorporated Mr. Boggs'program into their lesson plan every year, as he delivers his presentation, with a more indepth focus of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, along with Lincoln's beliefs and policies for preserving the Union, and all through his presidency at the White House.
This presentation greatly explores the understanding and hardships that President Lincoln enduredpersonally and politically, as he led the nation through The American Civil War. This hands-on and visual form of learning is highly engaging for students, as their prior knowledge is even more deepened and with requiring their analytical thinking.
And afterwards, during the Question & Answer Session, these students always present very challenging questions to President Lincoln, as this becomes a more analytical component for them and with a greater appreciation of the crucial importance of this time period within the history of the United States of America. It will truly be an experience that they will never forget.