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Looking at Lincoln
by Maira Kalman
2013 Kids Wings Top Flight Award

A young child catches a glimpse of a tall man in a black suit and stovepipe hat and , thinking he looks familiar, wants to know more about him. As she researches in a library, she learns that he was born in a log cabin in Kentucky in 1809, and grew up to become the most beloved President in our country's history, President Abraham Lincoln.

She draws pictures and extends the facts with her own imaginative wonderings. "Did he call his wife 'Little Plumpy?" "Did he give his son a whistle for his birthday?"

From the Kentucky cabin to Washington D.C., Lincoln was followed by those who admired his honesty and respected his integrity. He faced one of the worst times in United States history when the country was in danger of splitting apart over slavery. His determination and the lives of countless men during the Civil War were the glue that held it together.

And now, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the child invites all Americans to "look into his 'beautiful eyes' and read the words he wrote near the end of the Civil War: "'...With malice toward none, with charity for all.'"

Looking at Lincoln is the an excellent introduction to the importance of Abraham Lincoln who inspires pride in country and background on its history. It will be the catalyst for research for further knowledge and understanding necessary to maintaining a strong national foundation and identity. The 11-page Kids Wings unit and 50-slide Jeopardy-type game will enable every teacher to provide thoughtful extension, and social and academic growth for students in every classroom.

Research Links for
Looking at Lincoln
by Maira Kalman

Author Maira Kalman Reads the Book

Interview with Maira Kalman

Biography of Abraham Lincoln
National Geographic Video Biography of Abraham Lincoln
Wealth for Teens: Abraham Lincoln Didn't Quit
Similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy
The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Timeline of the Life of Abraham Lincoln
Students' Pictures of Abe Lincoln's Life
Battle Cry of Freedom Song

Literature Extensions:
Stand Tall, Abraham Lincoln
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer (Upper Level)
Imogene's Last Stand --Clever Picture Book, Valuing Historical Artifacts
Presidential Election Literature
The Impossible Patriotism Project

Lady Liberty
The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman

Kids Wings Internet Extensions
Kids Wings Social Studies on the Internet
Kids Wings Writing Room
Kids Wings Research

Kids Wings Literature Guides

Abe and Mary Lincoln's
Wedding Day
November 4, 1842

Quotes to memorize:

"It is the duty of all nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord." Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." Abraham Lincoln

"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Abraham Lincoln

"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

You can purchase the literature guide PLUS and an interactive Jeopardy-type game for Looking for Lincoln for immediate download for only $10.95!
Click Here to Purchase and Download!

An 11-page literature guide PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for

Looking at Lincoln
is now available!

The Activity Guide Contains:
The Activity Guide/Lesson Plans Contain:
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
2-Page Readers Theater
Crossword Puzzle
Lincoln Math
Reading with Lincoln
Get Started on Lincoln's Important Message, A Puzzle
Lincoln's Timeline
Presidential Research
Answer Pages;
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game

Kids Wings
Looking for Lincoln is one of the 26 Literature Guides in the Kids Wings Growing Young Americans collection. While you can purchase individual units for about $12.95, but if you order the collection, you can get all 26 literature guides for less than $2 each! It's a great buy for our best collection!


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