All middle, high schools to get copies of ‘Lincoln’

(Associated Press)

Have you been paying attention to this year’s Oscar race?

Well, here’s your education connection.

Copies of “Lincoln,” which is nominated for Best Picture and several other awards, will be given to all U.S. middle and high schools, public and private, once the movie is out on DVD, according to a news release from Participant Media.

The package will also include an educator’s guide and lesson plans, the release says.

“As more and more people began to see the film, we received letters from teachers asking if it could be available in their classrooms,” director Steven Spielberg said in the release. “We realized that the educational value that  ‘Lincoln’ could have was not only for the adult audiences—who have studied his life in history books—but for the young students in the classroom as well.”

Teachers, did you see the movie? Can you use it in your classroom?

Related: On Sunday, join the Oscars live chat at 7:30 p.m. on the FlipSide Facebook page!

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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