Sunday, February 15, 2009

Abraham Lincoln - Our 16th President


We have been reading books about Abraham Lincoln and thinking about his life on the anniversary of his 200th birthday. We even made a voice thread about Abe Lincoln! You can see our voice thread on our blog. Mr. Lincoln's Boys is one of the stories we read which helped us think about the fun times that the Lincoln boys had in the White House!

We also took a data survey of the pennies we have in our classroom. The oldest penny we have was made in 1961 and our newest penny was made in 1998. That is a range of 37 years!

What if Abe Lincoln were to visit the United States today? How has the world changed since he was president in 1861-1865? What would you tell Mr. Lincoln about the world of 2009? What new inventions do we have? Do you think our world of 2009 is better or worse?

19 comments:

Jack A. said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he would say " This country has changed a lot". The world has changed because people are carrying guns. New inventions we have are computers, telephones, and TV. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is worse because more people are carrying guns, and knives, and killing people.

Call said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now he would say,''Im happy there's no more slavery now." The world has changed because he stopped slavery. New inventions we have are the internet,television,markers. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is better because we have computers.

stuart said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he would say,
I will change the world. The world has changed because of electricity. New inventions we have are DS,
Smart Board, Markers. Mr. Lincoln would say the world
is better because of our freedom today.

Ben said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now,he would say''I am glad there is no slavery."The world has changed because there is electronics. New inventions we have are computers, DSs, and ipods. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is better because there is more freedom.

Kevin said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he would say,"The country has improved."The world has improved because of its people. New inventions we have are go-karts, TV, and laptops. Mr. Lincoln would say,"The world has improved because we don't have slavery."

David said...

If Abe Lincoln woild be in our country now, he would say I was the sixteenth president. The world has changed becasue I am now 200 years old. New inventions we have are balls, movies, and basketball. Mr. Lincoln would say that the world is worse because the stock marks are going down.

Jim said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he
would say hello. The world has changed because
technology. New inventions we have are phones,
computers, and cars. Mr.Lincoln would say the world is worse because people do signs for winning the presidentiall election and people murder
people.

Sellers said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now,he would say ''This has changed''. The world has changed because people are not shooting anymore. New inventions we have are new pennies,TV's,and phones. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is better because people are nicer to people.

Jack P. said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he would say"My good citizens". The world has changed because there are new inventions. New inventions we have are ipod touch, iphone ,Ds lite. Mr.Lincoln would say" The world is better because there is no more slavery.

Liam said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he would say "look at these tools, they are so cool"! The world has changed because we have new materialss. New inventions we have are cars, TV's, and refrigerators. Mr. Lincoln would say "The world has changed because we have homes and schools.

David said...

If Abe Lincoln would say I was the sixteenth president.
The world changed because I am 200 years old. New inventions we have are balls, movies,and a basketball. Mr. Lincoln would say that the world is worse because the stock marks are going down.

Isaiah said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he would say, hello friends. The world has changed because black people and white people are friends. New inventions we have are computers T.V. and phones. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is better because we have electricity.

Speir said...

f Abe Lincoln visited our country now, he would say, this country looks different. The world has changed because of different leaders. New inventions we have are tv, computers, and smartboards. Mr.Lincoln would say the world is better because we have better homes.

Jonathan said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now he would say hello America. The world has changed because we have a new president. New inventions we have are a tv, a computer pencils. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is worse because the stock markets are going down.

Hall said...

I Abe Licoln visited our country now, he would say 'hello my name is Abe Licoln. The world has changed becase we have cars. New invetions, we have are computers, markers, and lights. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is better because we have computers.

Ev said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now he would say this is the best country I have ever seen.The world has changed because there is no slavery.New inventions we have are the tv ,i pod,and Wii. Mr. Lincoln would say the world is better because black and white people can play together.

Wesley said...

If Abe Lincoln visited our country now,he would say we should lower taxes.The world has changed because the war in Iraq.New inventions we have are electricity ,airplanes,tv.Mr.Lincoln would say the world is better because ther is no more slaverey.

Mrs. Murray said...

As a teacher, I am so impressed with the thoughtful responses that the boys in Mrs. Diaz's class have to the questions about Abraham Lincoln. It was such fun to read them all.

Bravo to them AND to Mrs. Diaz!!

Jeremiah Lowery said...

Abe Lincoln once said:
Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence...I take it that it is best for all leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I don't believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good.(Quoted in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, May 1955, p. 7.) I believe that Abraham Lincoln would be saddened at the entitlement attitudes that are now pervasive in this country.