By Janis Herbert
2008 nationwide Parenting courses Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award winner. Providing a clean standpoint on some of the most liked presidents of all time, this illuminating task ebook tells the wealthy tale of Abraham Lincoln’s existence and information the occasions of his period. Highlighting Lincoln’s hot, beneficiant spirit and impressive mind, the advisor teaches kids approximately his attention-grabbing existence tale, his struggles on the onset of the Civil conflict, and his relevance in today’s international. actions include delivering a speech, protecting a debate, drawing political cartoons, and creating a stovepipe hat or miniature Mississippi River flatboat. full of life sidebars, considerable images and illustrations, and fun projects support to kick the airborne dirt and dust off old Honest Abe. Selections from a few of Lincoln’s so much famous speeches and files, in addition to a source component to websites to explore and sites to go to, also are incorporated, making this a finished Lincoln biography for younger readers. Download the loose instructing consultant.
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Extra resources for Abraham Lincoln for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
The summer that Ann died was a rainy season; according to one friend, Lincoln said he couldn’t bear the idea of the rain falling on Ann’s grave. Lincoln felt shy and unsure of himself around most women. He had begun a halfhearted courtship with a friend’s sister, Mary Owens, when the friend hinted that she would bring Mary to New Salem if Lincoln would marry her. Lincoln had once seen Mary, and thought her pretty. “[I] saw no good objection to plodding through life hand in hand” with her, he said.
A man who once rode an honest and upright man. They cast with him on the circuit said Lincoln seemed their vote for Lincoln. to know all the people they ran into—and their While Lincoln ran for office, horses, too. the United States went to war While Lincoln traveled, Mary learned how against Mexico. American to keep house. She had been brought up as the settlers in Texas (which pampered daughter of a wealthy man, but she was once part of Mexico) learned to cook and clean. A string of hired had rebelled against the girls came to help with the chores, but none Mexican government, of them were ever quite good enough for the created the Republic quick-tempered Mary.
31  “The Long and Short of It” braham Lincoln’s political career began modestly in Illinois’s modest capital, Vandalia. During his first months in its shabby statehouse, Lincoln quietly watched and learned. He and the other legislators sat at long tables, debating projects and issues while chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling. Legislative sessions lasted months. In between them, Lincoln returned to New Salem, where he studied law books and “mixed in surveying work” to pay his bills. In time, he grew more comfortable with his new role and stepped up to support a state bank and transportation improvements.