We read a fantastic book called Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick. My class was really engaged!!! It tells the true story of a girl named Grace Bedell who wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln suggesting that he grow whiskers. She thought that it would make him appear less sad and that more people would vote for him in the presidential election. He followed her advice and the rest is history!
We discussed how thing have changed since this story took place.
Then - People wrote letters with a quill and ink.
Now - We write with pens.
Then - Women were not allowed to vote.
Now - Men and women can vote.
Then - People traveled by horse, carriage, and train.
Now - People travel by plane, bus, and car.
Then after looking at photos of Abe Lincoln with his whiskers, and without whiskers, we completed a class graph. The students decided if they liked Lincoln better with whiskers or without. Here our the results!
Looking forward to a 3 day weekend,