By Janis Herbert
2008 nationwide Parenting courses Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award winner. Providing a clean viewpoint on probably the most loved presidents of all time, this illuminating job booklet tells the wealthy tale of Abraham Lincoln’s lifestyles and information the occasions of his period. Highlighting Lincoln’s hot, beneficiant spirit and impressive mind, the advisor teaches childrens approximately his interesting existence tale, his struggles on the onset of the Civil battle, and his relevance in today’s global. actions include delivering a speech, retaining a debate, drawing political cartoons, and creating a stovepipe hat or miniature Mississippi River flatboat. full of life sidebars, plentiful pictures and illustrations, and fun projects aid to kick the airborne dirt and dust off old Honest Abe. Selections from a few of Lincoln’s such a lot famous speeches and records, in addition to a source element of websites to explore and sites to go to, also are incorporated, making this a entire Lincoln biography for younger readers. Download the unfastened instructing consultant.
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Con- The notes in your logbook should look some- tinue until you have 30 links. thing like this: Choose a landmark, like a tree or the corner of your house, in a park or your backyard. Write Benchmark Maple tree “Start” on the flat rock and place it at the land- Segment 1 15 Links East mark. This benchmark will be the point of be- Segment 2 12 Links Northeast ginning for your survey and treasure hunt. Note Segment 3 25 Links South the benchmark’s location in your logbook. Segment 4 8 Links West (look for treasure) The surveyor should place one stick (called a Jacob’s staff) on top of the benchmark.
Women wove baskets, made soap, and tended vegetable gardens. Travelers stayed at the Rutledge Tavern, where a hot meal and an overnight stay cost them less than 40 cents. On Sundays, people gathered at the schoolhouse to hear rousing sermons, then stayed in town to gossip with neighbors or watch wrestling matches and shooting contests. Abraham slept at the store or roomed with different New Salem families. Jack Armstrong’s wife, Hannah, was always glad to see him. Abraham brought candy for the children and rocked the baby’s cradle while Hannah did chores.
Lincoln had learned to soldier and to survey. Now that he was to be a state legislator, he needed to learn the law. John Todd Stuart, a fellow legislator and a friend from the Black Hawk War, urged Lincoln to become a lawyer and lent him some law books to study. New Salem’s residents were amused to see Lincoln reading while he walked, or standing in the middle of the road with his face in a book. He spent whole days reading beneath a tree, moving only enough to stay in the shade. Then, when the legislative session was about to begin, Lincoln borrowed money from a friend, bought a new suit of clothes, and boarded a stagecoach bound for the state capital.