Learning Lincoln On-line

FROM-- SET TWO, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Topic Twenty-six:  Lincolns Speeches--Bits & Pieces to Study

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       Abraham Lincoln, the boy and young man-- could talk like a teacher, and like preacher.  That's where he learned his speaking skills.  "The Boys Life of President Lincoln, online by "4 Kids", summarizes Lincoln's early public speaking: "His wit might be mischievous, but it was never malicious, and his nonsense was never intended to wound or to hurt the feelings. It is told of him that he added to his fund of jokes and stories humorous imitations of the sermons of eccentric preachers."

Answer these Challenge Questions before actually reading Lincoln's speeches:

1.  What are some of young Abe's reading sources that provide his Presidential speeches with unique and powerful vocabulary and language?  (Click Here and find some of the titles of books the young Lincoln read)

2. Go to the ALO Lincoln Speaking to read about Abraham Lincoln's  ability to speak

3.  Go to Lincoln Bits and Pieces (Missing Pieces) and do Part One or Two, or both:
Lincoln Bits and Pieces
Fill in the words that are missing from Lincoln's Famous Speeches 
 

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Click Mr. Lincoln 
for his speeches

 

 

Part Two

Abraham Lincoln, the boy and young man-- could talk like a teacher, and like preacher.  That's where he learned his speaking skills.  "The Boys Life of President Lincoln, online by "4 Kids", summarizes Lincoln's early public speaking: "His wit might be mischievous, but it was never malicious, and his nonsense was never intended to wound or to hurt the feelings. It is told of him that he added to his fund of jokes and stories humorous imitations of the sermons of eccentric preachers."

Answer these Challenge Questions before actually reading Lincoln's speeches:

1.  What are some of young Abe's reading sources that provide his Presidential speeches with unique and powerful vocabulary and language?  (Click Here and find some of the titles of books the young Lincoln read)

2. Go to the ALO Lincoln Speaking to read about Abraham Lincoln's  ability to speak


3.  Go to Lincoln Bits and Pieces (Missing Pieces) and do Part One or Two, or both:

4.  After figuring out all the missing words, take on the role of being Mr. Lincoln, and make up a short speech about the subject of "Our country is great!  Here's why!" If you would like to quote Abraham Lincoln from one of his speeches, go ahead.