Imagine their reaction as they first set eyes on “Honest Abe’s” lanky frame; complete with beard, period costume, and his famous “stovepipe” hat! Mr. Lincoln leaps out of the textbook pages and history comes to life as your students quickly learn that our sixteenth president was not the stiff and stodgy wax figure we often imagine, but a lively man with a quick wit and a sense of humor.
Throughout the assembly, Mr. Lincoln tells humorous anecdotes from his childhood, his career as a lawyer, and his presidency. The assembly ends with one of the most stirring orations in American history, the Gettysburg Address, followed by a time for questions from the students.
This researched and historically accurate presentation is suitable for all elementary and middle school grades.
Please note: This assembly is only available in January and February.