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If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln

by Ann McGovern

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If you grew up with Abraham Lincoln--Would you have to work hard?--What kinds of games would you play?--What would your school be like?This book tells you what it was like to grow up on the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana, in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and in the city of Springfield, Illinois, during the early 1800s.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
How life would be to grow up in the 1800's and to see how Abraham Lincoln lived. It is a book that describes Lincoln's life and how he lived and what he did, put in a child's perspective.
  bmwade | May 30, 2013 |
This book tells you what it was like to grow up on the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana, in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and in the city of Springfield, Illinois, during the early 1800s.
  law2110 | Jan 19, 2013 |
Summary:
Dennis Hanks meets his new baby cousin at the cabin for the first time and says "He'll never come to much" At age 7 the Lincoln's packup and move to Indiana where they build a new homestead. Abe's mother dies when he 9. He worked for surrounding farmers in Indiana. At age 21 the family moved to Illinois where he took a job as a postmaster and later became a lawyer. At age 30 Abe married Marry Todd and 4 years later was elected to the U.S. Congress. Abe became president at the age of 51. The family moved into the White house with their two sons. After 1 year in the White House one of the Lincoln sons died. In 1864 Lincoln was re-elected and on April 14, 1865 Abe Lincoln was shot while watching a play and dies the next morning.
Personal Reflection:
True Stories about Abe Lincoln is a great read for kids. It tells the entire life of one of our nations presidents from birth to death in a format that is easy for young readers.
Teaching Extensions:
1)A history lesson reguarding the civil war area could be taught from this book.
2)A government lesson could be taught about the rise and fall of one of the nations presidents.
3)A lesson showing how a biography can be constructed could be taught using this book.
  tonyalwickware | Dec 5, 2012 |
Cause & Effect, Compare/Contrast, Summarizing
  dteach0102 | Sep 9, 2010 |
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Turkle, BrintonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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If you grew up with Abraham Lincoln
--Would you have to work hard?
--What kinds of games would you play?
--What would your school be like?

This book tells you what it was like to grow up on the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana, in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and in the city of Springfield, Illinois, during the early 1800s.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:05 -0400)

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Illustrated text reveals the kind of life a child would lead if he had grown up in the days of Lincoln's boyhood.

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