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
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
SPECIFIC COMMON CORE TIE-INS ARE LISTED BELOW.
*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
*December 20 - Beginning of the Civil War
*February - Youth Leadership Month
*February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday
*February 15 - Presidents' Day
COMMON CORE TIE-INS
Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and
*Writing: Text types and purposes
*Speaking and listening
*Range of text types
-ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE
*Sociology and psychology
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were totally captured. Great themes about leadership and the importance of
Nicholas of Tolentine, Chicago
Lincoln became so real! Loved hearing the many pioneer terms we've been
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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"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
"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