Recommended Grades: 3-5
I am Abraham Lincoln is part of a (fairly) new biography series on people who change the world. Abraham Lincoln was a kid who stood up to bullies and believed in fairness for everyone.
Mentor Text: Biography/Persistence: Read aloud I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change World) and discuss how his actions as a child created the adult he became. How did having the trait of persistence lead to Abraham Lincoln’s prolific political career and guide his core beliefs as a child?
Note to Teachers: While the author provided some photographs as back matter, I’m not entirely sure of the historical accuracy of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood as portrayed in this book. Use this information as a springboard for a discussion on how to use/determine if information is historically accurate or not.
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