By Dorie McCullough Lawson

[b]An elegantly designed, superbly composed quantity of non-public letters from well-known American women and men that celebrates the yankee adventure and illuminates the wealthy background of a few of America’s such a lot storied families.
Posterity is without delay an epistolary chronicle of the United States and a desirable glimpse into the hearts and minds of a few of history’s so much well known figures. Spanning greater than 3 centuries, those letters include enduring classes in existence and love, personality and compassion that may shock and enlighten.

incorporated listed here are letters from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, caution her of the evils of debt; basic Patton on D-Day to his son, a cadet at West aspect, approximately what it capability to be an exceptional soldier; W.E.B. DuBois to his daughter approximately personality underneath the colour of epidermis; Oscar Hammerstein approximately why, in any case his good fortune, he doesn’t cease operating; Woody Guthrie from a brand new Jersey asylum to nine-year-old Arlo approximately common human frailty; sixty-five-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder’s teach of considered her pioneer youth; Eleanor Roosevelt chastising her grown son for his Christmas plans; and Groucho Marx as a puppy to his twenty-five-year-old son.

With letters that span greater than 3 centuries of yankee heritage, Posterity is an interesting glimpse into the recommendations, knowledge, and kin lives of these whose public accomplishments have touched us all. listed here are popular american citizens of their personal phrases and of their personal instances, noticeable as they have been obvious by means of their young ones. listed here are our nice american citizens as moms and fathers.

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Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

[b]An elegantly designed, fantastically composed quantity of private letters from well-known American women and men that celebrates the yank adventure and illuminates the wealthy historical past of a few of America’s so much storied families.
Posterity is instantaneously an epistolary chronicle of the USA and a desirable glimpse into the hearts and minds of a few of history’s so much well-liked figures. Spanning greater than 3 centuries, those letters include enduring classes in existence and love, personality and compassion that may shock and enlighten.

integrated listed below are letters from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, caution her of the evils of debt; common Patton on D-Day to his son, a cadet at West aspect, approximately what it ability to be an exceptional soldier; W. E. B. DuBois to his daughter approximately personality underneath the colour of dermis; Oscar Hammerstein approximately why, in the end his good fortune, he doesn’t cease operating; Woody Guthrie from a brand new Jersey asylum to nine-year-old Arlo approximately common human frailty; sixty-five-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder’s educate of considered her pioneer formative years; Eleanor Roosevelt chastising her grown son for his Christmas plans; and Groucho Marx as a puppy to his twenty-five-year-old son.

With letters that span greater than 3 centuries of yankee historical past, Posterity is an interesting glimpse into the techniques, knowledge, and relatives lives of these whose public accomplishments have touched us all. listed here are popular american citizens of their personal phrases and of their personal occasions, visible as they have been obvious by way of their young children. listed below are our nice american citizens as moms and fathers.

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LEVEL I 3 The boy ate his soup and The boy was very hungry. peanut butter and jelly sandwich. com Name 3. How high was the boy’s sandwich__ 4. And so this boy closed his eyes and made a very special wish: a sandwich sandwish __ • LEVEL I • 2. Then came meat: roast beef, ham, chicken, and turkey__ SOUP AND A SANDWISH 1. He was so hungry that a little bowl of alphabet soup wouldn’t do__ 2 INSTRUCTIONS: Have children place a period or a question mark at the end of each sentence. SKILL: PUNCTUATION 5.

Is tooth? the the happy. com and Ziggy groaned. OWWWW! com SKILL: COMPREHENSION fast. LEVEL I • 1 INSTRUCTIONS: Have the children cut up each jumbled sentence into separate words and arrange them in the correct order to make a sentence. Tell them to paste the words onto a piece of paper and read the sentences aloud to the class. • INSTRUCTIONS: Tell the children to look at the pictures and say the words. Have them find the first two sounds and write the corresponding letters in the boxes to complete the word.

A gigantic, mountain-high kind of sandwich. 4 3 He pushed it away. No soup for him. He wanted more. He was so hungry that a bowl of alphabet soup wouldn’t do. There once was a very special boy. He was very, very hungry. First he sandwished a loaf of bread, hot from the oven. He cut off a slice so big, he had to use a saw instead of a knife. 6 5 And so this boy closed his eyes and made a very special wish. He made a sandwich sandwish. Then he wished for meat — roast beef, ham, chicken, and turkey.

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