Yesterday at kindergarten my son learned about Lincoln, well truthfully he already knew what the teacher said but this just helped cement it in his mind. They are doing four presidents this month, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt (maybe they should carve those guys on a mountain somewhere).
So during dinner I prodded him for information on Lincoln. At first his descriptions were pretty vague. Lincoln was a president. And Lincoln was a he. This was gonna be rough. But eventually he opened up that Lincoln was president during the Civil War. That before the war he was a lawyer (and that he grew up). He had a beard. He is on the penny. I wondered if the teacher told of his death but I decided against asking what Lincoln did after the Civil War; even if she had told them of his death he might not be able to articulate that there was no "after the war" for Lincoln.
All in all they did a good job of covering the basics. I'm sure he knows nothing of things like Lincoln's Spot Resolution but its kindergarten so the basics are fine.
And I'll be back to a normal blogging schedule tomorrow, starting with some blogs on the battle of Franklin.
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