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Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln

20 minutes 48 seconds

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This animated title uses period images to provide historical background about America's 16th President. Born into a family of hardscrabble farmers, Abraham Lincoln used his intelligence to become the towering leader his country needed. Part of Getting To Know The U.S. Presidents Series.

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Painting. Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware showing Washington in a rowboat with several men. He's looking out ahead across the water with an American flag waving in the wind behind him. Caption. That was the leader I was willing to be.
Getting To Know The U.S. Presidents
Episode 1
16 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Cartoon. A gray-haired man wearing formal colonial clothing holds up a finger, pointing at an actual portrait painting of President John Adams. Caption. I played an important role in the American Revolution.
Getting To Know The U.S. Presidents
Episode 2
17 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Black and white illustration of Jefferson and 4 others gathered around a small table looking at a handwritten document. Caption. And they chose me to write a Declaration of Independence.
Getting To Know The U.S. Presidents
Episode 3
20 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Cartoon. Actual image of the top of the Emancipation Proclamation in color, showing a portrait of Lincoln with a laurel leaf border and 2 American flags waving in the breeze. Caption. January 1, 1863, I sent out the Emancipation Proclamation.
Getting To Know The U.S. Presidents
Episode 4
20 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6

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    Brad D. (Austin, TX)
    October 24th, 2017 at 05:56 PM

    My girls are in elementary school and they loved this and the George Washington DVD. I've ordered the two others in the series. THANKS!