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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Today is Abe Lincoln's Birthday-Free Webquest

Today~February 12 is Abraham Lincoln's actual birthday.

President Abraham Lincoln was president through the four years of the Civil War(1861-1865) He had promised in his election campaign that if elected~ he'd end slavery. What you may not know is that President Lincoln started our national Thanksgiving holiday. He issued a proclamation saying that the last Thursday of each year would be a national Thanksgiving Day holiday. Andy~ you may not know that Abraham Lincoln didn't like the name Abe and that even his wife called him by the name Lincoln.

"And in the need~ it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" by Abraham Lincoln

Ask you students what they think this quote means.

Learn about the 16 president with this fun and informative webquest I developed: Hope you find it of value.

Gail Hennessey