Biography & Autobiography. History. Juvenile Nonfiction. Geography. HTML:How do you remember things? President Abraham Lincoln used a special trick â?? he placed reminders under his top hat! Read all about it and more in this leveled reader perfect for President's Day and for anyone looking to discover fun facts about one of our nation's greatest presidents! This Step 3 History Reader shares some fascinating anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents. Abe started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there! Young readers will be utterly engaged with how Abe's humanity comes across in this accessible, easy-to-read book. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. These books are for children who are ready to read on their o
I loved this book when I was younger. I thought that it was so funny that The President kept papers in his hat.
This book could be used a lesson about Presidents among forgetting things and finding ways to deal with it.
Abe Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. I really admired him standing up against slavery. I think the students would enjoy a true story about Abe Lincoln and his hat that you won't read about in history books.
In the classroom, I would get some black construction paper or even craft foam. We would then make our own tall hats to wear around the classroom. I would then have them write a letter to their mother(or someone special-grandma) and tuck it inside of their hat for safe keeping til they get home and deliver it.
1) Abe Lincoln's Hat could be used as a history lesson to learn how slavery came to be abolished.
2) Abe Lincoln's Hat could be used as a history lesson over presidents and elections.
3) Abe Lincoln's Hat could be used as a lesson over the start of the Civil War.
This story tells about how Abe Lincoln first got his start in the world. Abe was a poor lawyer but he was determined to be a great one. The only problem was that Abe was really forgetful. One day he decided to keep everything important in his had because he would never forget about it
I liked this story, it gave great historical background in a way that any kid could understand it. This would be a great book for kids to read!
1. Make an Abe Lincoln hat out of cardstock or construction paper and then write a letter and tuck it away in the hat.
2. Have a "trial" and each kid can have a different part in the trial. (ex. judge, lawyer, defendant, jury, etc.)
This was a cute biography, but I felt it didn't really flow.
Personal Reaction- I thought this was a
Classroom extension ideas-
1) Construct a craft so that kids can make and wear a top hat.
2) All write a submission about Abe Lincoln.
Teaching Ideas: Abe Lincoln, How to be elected president, Slavery
Personal Reflection: A simple story that told a lot about President Lincoln. I didn't know that he grew
1. Teach memory making ideas, have each student come up with a way that would remind them of something.
2. In History class, to learn quirky facts about famous people.
This book is very informational about Abe Lincoln. An early look at his career as a lawyer. He told jokes and stories while in court, He helped others when they asked him or wrote him.
I found this book very interesting. I love the personal side of his important papers that
1. I would have the students make a hat and write a letter to a family member.
2. I would have a mock trial in the classroom to show how the judicial system works