Monday, February 20, 2012

Updated Timeline of Abraham Lincoln's Life

president's day activities for kids
Little J finished his timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life this morning.  Not only was it a good way to practice making a timeline, but we learned about a great man and discussed topics like The Civil War and slavery.
president's day activities for kids

These are the times he chose to put on his timeline.  Certainly there are more facts from Lincoln's great life, but not bad for a 2nd grader!
1809- Born in a log cabin in Kentucky
1837- Moved to Illinois and became a lawyer
1842- Married Mary Todd and had 4 sons
1846- Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
1854- The Kansas Nebraska Act was passed
1858- Ran for U.S. Senate and lost.  The 7 Lincoln- Douglas debates occurred
1860- Ran for president and won
1861- The Civil War started
1862- Signed the Emancipation Proclamation
1863- Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address
1864- Reelected president
1865- The Civil War ends
1865- John Wilkes Booth kills Lincoln
The Lincoln Memorial

What did the two little ones do to learn about Abraham Lincoln? They played with Lincoln Logs of course!

president's day activities for kids

Deb at Living Montessori Now has rounded up a bunch of great activities and links for presidents day.  Our timeline is featured on her post.

The AfterSchool Party is still open and waiting for you to link!

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6 comments :

Sarah said...

too funny we just did Lincoln log cabins!! Love the timeline too, I used to teach 2nd grade and your little guy did an AWESOME job! :)

Discovering Montessori said...

This is incredible work! Keep up the good work J!! You have inspired my son DJ to do some more timeline work of his own. Thank you for sharing.

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

I have very fond memories of creating time lines as a child, he looks like he's enjoying and learning so much from it. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

Awesome activities! We have had so much fun with Presidents Day...and learning about our American History! I love how creative you are!

Raising a Happy Child said...

That's a lot to learn about one of the greatest US Presidents. We haven't tried timelines yet, but it sounds like a very fun activity to try.

Deb Chitwood said...

What a wonderful project ... and what a great job your son did! I always loved timeline work - traditional Montessori timelines, timelines within a unit study, and a timeline to tie together all our unit studies. Thanks so much for linking to my post! :) Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com