This week we read A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Froggy asked for it several times. Froggy knows some about the Civil War from Civil War on Sunday. But I figured it was time for some fact and background to counteract the glamorization of the Magic Treehouse. This book is a good simple introduction to Abraham Lincoln, the legislative process, and the Civil War.
We talked about being President and the electoral process which was great timing since we had just gone to vote. We traced the path of Lincoln's life from Kentucy to Illinois on our map. We put the important dates (conveniently gathered in endnotes) into her book of centuries. And we talked about slavery in very simplistic five year old terms. Froggy has some familiarity with the concept from Peseach so that helped. It also helped her to know that slavery happened not only in Bible times and not only to the Jewish people and that it is wrong at all times.
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