Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Teachable Moment: When Lilacs Bloom'd...

I happily discovered we have a lovely-scented lilac bush growing in our courtyard. It reminded me of Whitman's poem.

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated April 15, 1865. He is memorialized by contemporary poet Walt Whitman in this poem of perennial sorrow and loss.

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

 Here are other blogs about Lincoln that may give perspective on his influence during his day.

Teachable Moment: Learning About Lincoln 

Lincoln and the Fourth of July 

Movie Review: Lincoln 

Teachable Moment: Activities for Lincoln's Birthday 




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