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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

American President

FOR GRADES K-8


Abe Lincoln.Abraham Lincoln is an affable, hearty pioneer, who labors diligently on his family's farm in the early 1800s. Despite the incessant chores, he steals time to write poetry and read, reveling in the fascinating worlds opened up to him through books. His first adventure to New Orleans brings a surprise encounter with the slave trade, and his feelings about justice and fairness take root.

As Abe matures, he moves to Illinois, where students join him in the fun of square dancing, and he establishes himself as a prominent (and self-taught) lawyer. He is then called to lead his countrymen, and students will share in his discovery of true leadership as he carries America through her most tumultuous period.

Abraham Lincoln was a leader of unwavering integrity, fully committed to defending that which was right over that which was popular, and HPC is proud to bring his story to life.

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RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS
*ELA Common Core
*Illinois Social Science Standards
*Biographies
*Pioneer studies
*Civil War/slavery
*Poetry
*Leadership
*Presidents
*Character education
*PBIS

SPECIFIC COMMON CORE TIE-INS ARE LISTED BELOW.



Children.SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES
*October - National Book Month
*October 17-21 -
National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
*November -
Inspirational Role Models Month
*November 8 - Presidential Election Day
*November 14-18 -
American Education Week
*November 19 -
Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
*December 6 -
Anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery
*December 20 - Beginning of the Civil War
*February - Youth Leadership Month
*February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday
*February 15 - Presidents' Day

COMMON CORE TIE-INS
-ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS:
*Reading: Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details
*Writing: Text types and purposes
*Speaking and listening
*Range of text types

-ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS:
*History
*
Civics
*Economic
*Illinois history
*Pioneer studies

*Sociology and psychology
*Social/emotional

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF COMMON CORE TIE-INS, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE. WE'D BE HAPPY TO EMAIL THIS TO YOU.


TESTIMONIALS
CHICAGO
"Students were totally captured. Great themes about leadership and the importance of reading."
--St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Chicago
"Excellent! Lincoln became so real! Loved hearing the many pioneer terms we've been studying."
--St. John the Baptist, Winfield
"The show was so informative, and I loved how kids from the audience were involved in the square dancing. The questions about leadership were great. Just a wonderful program!"
--
Walker School, Clarendon Hills

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BOSTON:
"This program totally captivated the imagination of all my students.  The square dancing was wonderful, too!"
--Conant School, Acton
"Extraordinary performance!  Character qualities of honesty, leadership, and fairness were presented so children could connect with them personally."
--
Procter School, Northborough

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL:
"The students loved the program!  They really enjoyed participating in the dance, too!"
--Hoover School, Coon Rapids
"Great reinforcement of the qualities of a leader.  The actor really captured Abraham Lincoln's character."
--Woodland School, Eagan

 

 

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