Announcing a Writing Contest: How did Lincoln”s Childhood Make Lincoln a Leader?
I am announcing a writing contest for Ms. Brassfield’s class. The Topic Question: How did the events of Lincoln’s childhood influence his development as a man? Tell me what kind of childhood Lincoln had, what was daily life like on the frontier, what events happened in Lincoln’s childhood that were traumatic or difficult during his formative years, that helped him become a president who could lead during terrible time like those of the civil war.
Remember: Lincoln was raised in a wilderness,
Remember: How hard life was on the frontier. If you wanted a house you had to build it.If you wanted a simple item like bread you had to plant the wheat, tend the crops, pick the Wheat, Mill the wheat, fetch the water from the stream, raise the chickens for the eggs, chop the wood for the fire… ect….Everything had to be done by you. There were not stores. Hunger and sickness and even death were common.
Remember: He was unable to attend school because the family needed him to work.
Remember: Lincoln lost his mother who encouraged Lincoln in every way his reading and his learning.
Remember: Lincoln had to cooperate with all kinds of neighbors on the frontier in order to survive.
Remember: He had a great stepmother who continued to take care and encourage Lincoln as a learner and reader.
We see Lincoln as a great leader, use the events from his childhood to evaluate how these events may have shaped the man to become this great man.
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