Many children can recognize Abraham Lincoln’s face from the penny, but few know his life story or understand the real man behind the legend. In this activity storybook, children will learn about his fascinating life, his warm and generous spirit, and his remarkable intellect. All in the context of the pivotal time period in American history in which he lived.
It takes readers on an adventure through Honest Abe’s life, from his tragic childhood and early years working on ferryboats to his law practice and unexpected presidency to his sudden murder in 1865. Children will be inspired by this courageous and forthright leader who valued lifelong learning, stood by his beliefs, and never gave up in the face of adversity.
Children join the journey through 21 creative and fun activities such as making a stovepipe hat, drawing a political cartoon, crafting a miniature log cabin and Mississippi River flatboat, creating a freedom quilt collage, and trying on their own presidential beard.
The publisher lists this book for age 9 and up and for grade 4 and up. The material is probably best suited for upper elementary and intermediate level students, as we have listed the grades and ages, but they can be used for hands-on activities for older students as well.
Abraham Lincoln for Kids
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Page Count: 149
Author: Janis Herbert
Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Topic: History, America, Civil War, Presidents