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The Gettysburg Address in Translation: What It Really Means (Kids' Translations) Paperback – September 1, 2008

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Mari C. Schuh is a Capstone Press author.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 790L (What's this?)
  • Series: Kids' Translations
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Capstone Press (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1429628456
  • ISBN-13: 978-1429628457
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm a firm believer that students of all ages, including elementary students, should study and be taught the important documents and speeches of our country and heritage: The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Mayflower Compact, King's "I Have a Dream" speech, etc. Documents and speeches such as these are important for all Americans, including children, to become acquainted with and understand. However, sometimes the poetic language and outdated phrases make the study of these documents and speeches particular difficult for elementary-aged school children. Now, some of the difficulty in teaching and studying these important texts can be overcome in a series of "In Translation" books from Capstone Press. This series of books takes important texts of our national cultural heritage and "translates" them into a dialect of modern American English that some children as young as in the 2nd grade can understand.

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS IN TRANSLATION: WHAT IT REALLY MEANS is one of the first books in the series. The book examines Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and deconstructs it so elementary readers can understand what it means. The core of the book takes small portions of the Gettysburg Address as they are written and places them on one page. On the next page of the book facing the part of the speech being examined is a modern reading of Lincoln's words. To supplement the "translation" the book is filled with photographs, charts, definitions of difficult words, maps, facsimiles of real documents, a timeline, a glossary, and other illustrations. The core of the book is prefaced by an introduction that explains about President Lincoln and how the Gettysburg Address came about and it is followed by an epilogue that puts all of the events into context.
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This is a good book to use to create a lesson plan on the Gettysburg Address. I broke the students up in group and gave each a paragraph. They wrote what their interpretation and then I used the book to read the actual interpretation.
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By M. Heiss on October 24, 2012
Format: Library Binding
This is just the right book to have on hand for children who are memorizing the Gettysburg Address. November is coming -- reciting the Gettysburg Address on November 19th is a wonderful tradition that we do as a family.

Interesting photographs and illustrations add to kids' understanding of the history at work in 1863, and the "interpretation" pages, although maybe a little too dumbed-down and God-omitting, are helpful.

Great chunking of the text makes for easy memorization. This is a very good book.
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I portray Abraham Lincoln and own several copies of this book to use when i present to children. it is a great book.
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