This contest is open to all 5th graders residing in Lombard or attending a Lombard school.
As a fifth grade student, pretend you are the pioneer Sheldon Peck writing a letter to Abraham Lincoln. Challenge yourself to “step back in time” to 1848 and pretend you live in Babcock’s Grove (now Lombard). What might you, as Sheldon Peck, write to Mr. Abraham Lincoln in a personal letter? Would you talk about being an artist, your family, life on a pioneer farm, or how you help people escape to freedom on the secret Underground Railroad? Pretend you live in 1848 and create a letter to enter this history project.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Please mail (or deliver) your letter along with the
Student Entry Form by February 28 to:
Lombard Historical Society
Attn: Sheldon Peck Letter Writing Contest
23 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148
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General Information & Rules
Student Entry Form
Information for Teachers
- includes State Goals and Standards met by this project