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Lincoln Bicentennial Blog

08/21/2008

Grandmothers Keepers of the Flame of History

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, reads to her grandchildren.  What better way to insure the widespread commemoration of Lincoln's birthday than to organize a circle of grandmother-readers.  We can also enlist honorary grandmothers for those who seek to draw closer to children.

Comments (3)

As a grandmother, educator and youth services librarian I find it refreshing to hear that we are taking our roles seriously in the area of reading to our children. How else will they learn if they do not hear, and how else will they think if they have not learned. History has all of the drama that fiction can offer and perhaps more. It gives our children a sense of where they have come from and a true trajectory for where they are going. Inspiration comes from those who have gone before us, making a stand for what they believed in. I for one, would like to encourage our youth to find historical people of character and learn from them and their resolve to make a difference in our world.

Posted by: bmather (djohnson@siouxcitylibrary.org) on 11/06/2008

As a grandmother, educator and youth services librarian I find it refreshing to hear that we are taking our roles seriously in the area of reading to our children. How else will they learn if they do not hear, and how else will they think if they have not learned. History has all of the drama that fiction can offer and perhaps more. It gives our children a sense of where they have come from and a true trajectory for where they are going. Inspiration comes from those who have gone before us, making a stand for what they believed in. I for one, would like to encourage our youth to find historical people of character and learn from them and their resolve to make a difference in our world.

Posted by: bmather (asykral@gmail.com) on 02/21/2009

Lincoln would approve.

Posted by: bmather (syosset79-1@yahoo.com) on 03/04/2009

05/30/2008

Mr. Lincoln's Boys

Mr. Lincoln's Boys, written by Staton Rabin with illustrations by Bagram Ibatouline, is a captivating and beautiful book about Lincoln's close relationship with his two younger sons, Tad and Willie.

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"Mr. Lincoln's Boys". Thank for the information about this book. Now I'll must read it out

Posted by: bmather (essaystart@gmail.com) on 06/06/2008

nice

Posted by: bmather (jane@yahoo.com) on 06/30/2008

thank you

Posted by: bmather (admin@enguzelsozler.us) on 07/07/2008

Man, Jack lucked out on that one... lol

Posted by: bmather (tyhurd@gmail.com) on 07/11/2008

Good book suggestion, will be checking it out.

Posted by: bmather (admin@moneybites.com) on 07/14/2008

Good book Thanks.

Posted by: bmather (info@craftsmennetwork.com) on 08/09/2008

Very-very good book. Thanks.

Posted by: bmather (harryinf@gmail.com) on 12/26/2008

Really well written by Staton Rabin with the illustrations by Bagram Ibatouline on Mr. Lincoln's Boys, , its a captivating and awesome book about Lincoln's closer relationship with his two younger sons, Tad and Willie. Mr. Lincoln's sympathy and responsiveness are well documented in the book. Really good!! Samantha Parker Forum Member http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com/

Posted by: bmather (shellb1984@gmail.com) on 03/30/2009

05/20/2008

Lincoln Hip-Hop Battle

How do we get thousands of inner-city kids to study the words of Abraham Lincoln?

Hip-Hop.

The Lincoln Hip-Hop Battle is a web-based competition intended to encourage urban youth to learn about Abraham Lincoln.  The premise is simple: a contest offers prize money to the best recorded hip-hop tracks that incorporate the words, history and meaning of Abraham Lincoln. 

 

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I think if the teacher is cool, then it's easier for the youth to learn rather than have a grump old teacher, if you know what I mean. :)

Posted by: bmather (nadinecryle@aol.com) on 05/26/2008

I think this is a great way to grab any kids attention! If you can find to grab a child's interest with modern pop culture, they will listen and get involved with anticipation, IMO.

Posted by: bmather (ken@rapidpaydayloans.net) on 06/02/2008

"4 score and 7 tracks" is excellent! I work with an event promoter who specializes in hip-hop shows in Chicago. I think there definitely could be some synergy with this project. Email me if you want.

Posted by: bmather (wordtrey@hotmail.com) on 06/04/2008

I think that this is a great and modern idea to bring kids to a very important historical celebration. This is very good to know!

Posted by: bmather (moneypartners@gmail.com) on 06/30/2008

That is awesome. I really wish they'd do more like that in Denver. My step daughter is loosing interest in school big time, it's refreshing to see the "system" thinking outside of the box!

Posted by: bmather (tyhurd@gmail.com) on 07/11/2008

Great article, loved it. Missouri sounds like a nice state to reside

Posted by: bmather (kixs14@gmail.com) on 09/05/2008

This blog is a great post because it shows how the internet is a great way to promote your products or services. Youtube is the best social media website and it will bring great traffic for your video.

Posted by: bmather (info@seositeoptimization.com) on 03/19/2009

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