Lesson 1 (from Part One, Rivers of Time)
In Part One, Rivers of Time, Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, was known for his skills with an axe and his honesty, and had an interest in learning from an early age. This lesson will discuss Lincoln's childhood.
Class Discussion: Describe Lincoln's childhood.
Small Group Activity: What is learned about his personality, upbringing, and interests?
Class Discussion: Create a KWL chart listing what is known about Lincoln and what the students would like to know about Lincoln. As the students read the book, have them add what they have learned about Lincoln.
Individual Activity: Write an essay comparing your childhood to Lincoln's.
Homework: How important might Lincoln's childhood be to his future?
Lesson 2 (from Part One, Rivers of Time)
In Part One, Rivers of Time, as Lincoln grew up, his interest in politics also grew. This lesson will discuss this interest and Lincoln's experiences at being...
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