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The Gettysburg Address in Translation: What It Really Means
     

The Gettysburg Address in Translation: What It Really Means

by Kay Melchisedech Olson
 

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Explains the Gettysburg Address in a way kids can understand, with the primary-source document side by side with the explanation. Also includes context and Why Should You Care? feature.

Overview

Explains the Gettysburg Address in a way kids can understand, with the primary-source document side by side with the explanation. Also includes context and Why Should You Care? feature.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
It was only three minutes long, but the Gettysburg Address has become one of the most often discussed American speeches. This book will help students understand not only the meaning of Lincoln's words, but also the context in which they were delivered. Younger students will find this a useful basic source of information about the Civil War, particularly the Battle of Gettysburg. Older students will find the information about the political implications of the speech interesting. Kids of all ages will get a personalized view of life at that time, including the story of the only civilian casualty at the Battle of Gettysburg and the fact that Lincoln was sick with smallpox when he delivered the address. As part of the "Kids' Translations" series, this book includes sections on the meaning of the document, five reasons to care about it, a history and timeline, a vocabulary review, and suggested internet sites. There is also a short index, so this book can be a useful reference tool. The internet link at the end of the book leads to three excellent sites for further research on drafts of the speech, Abraham Lincoln, and related history. Although the sites are purportedly divided by grade level, the same sites are offered for both K-4 and older children. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781515791362
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2017
Series:
Kids' Translations Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years