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Draw American History!
Draw your way through American history with the most amazing supplement we have ever offered, A Kid's Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States of America.

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A Kid's Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States of America is perfect for the family teaching multiple ages or for the child who learns best by doing. Dedicate a week for each president, then encourage your child to collect all his drawings and create his own illustrated history journal. Not only will your child learn how to recreate the likeness of each president and his wife, but also the significant buildings, objects, flags, and seals that were noteworthy during each president's term in office. For instance, your child will learn to draw the USS Arizona in the book on Franklin D. Roosevelt, a torpedo boat in the John F. Kennedy book, the Exxon Valdez in the volume pertaining to George Bush, and the Amistad slave ship in the text on John Quincy Adams. Learning to draw a stagecoach is covered in the James Garfield book, drawing a cannon from Fort McHenry is included in the volume about James Madison, and the Watergate tape recorder is, of course, featured in the book on Richard Nixon's term.

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While every Kid's Guide to Drawing volume includes easy, step-by-step instructions, it would be a pity to think of this series as merely a one-of-a-kind drawing program. Packed with dynamic photos and drawings, all volumes feature an informative timeline of the key achievements of each president, details about his birthplace and/or the state in which he had the greatest impact, a famous portrait of that president, and a list of websites for further information. Not only is this collection of pertinent facts useful for student research or reports, but it is so nicely pulled together, with lots of child-friendly details, that your children will actually enjoy reading through every volume.

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What student does not want to learn more about the men who have filled our nation's highest office? Now, with A Kid's Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States of America, everyone, including the artistic child, the hands-on wiggler, the reluctant reader, and the political enthusiast, can get an enjoyable overview of many of the highlights of American history!

How to Draw the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Roderic Schmidt
ISBN:
9781404229938
Publisher:
Rosen

Publisher's Information:
Pages: Each book has 32 pages
Binding: Library bound (Hard cover)
Copyright: 2006
Publisher:
Rosen

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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Art with History! January 14, 2013
Reviewer: mom of 6 boys  
Great way to have fun learning history!

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Great supplement to history! January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Chantelle  
I have one son who is very artistic and loves to draw. This type of book is fun way to help him enjoy and retain the history we learn!

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Review by Our Busy Homeschool December 27, 2011
Reviewer: Tristan from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
It was rather convenient to receive this volume as my children had studied the Civil War in the fall and were already familiar with good old Abe.  We snuggled up on the couch and read about Lincoln.  The book covers his life from childhood through death by first beginning with two sections that give you an overview of life before and during his presidency.  There is a timeline, glossary, and website list in the back of the book for more information.

The information pages themselves are well-written and worked in a read aloud situation easily.  My children loved seeing photos, especially of the items they were going to draw.  The art portion of the book works well with the combination of instructions and new lines shown in red.  Our only complaint -  In trying to keep the books at a certain number of pages the publisher kept each art project to one page.  This makes the illustrated instructions rather small, with too many lines added at once for the more detailed drawings.  It would have been better to give the more detailed drawings two pages of space with more steps to break down the drawing even more.  If you’re looking for a fun addition to your American history studies then check out this and other history curriculum available through Timberdoodle.

Read the rest of this review at http://ourbusyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2011/05/kids-guide-to-drawing-presidents-of.html

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Fun way to learn history October 10, 2011
Reviewer: Jessica Gallipeau from Sheboygan, WI United States  
I purchased How to Draw the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln because it was a combination of history and art. When I got it, I was concerned that my boys would freak out a little because some of the drawings are rather challenging (and art is not our strong point), but they are learning a lot about the presidents and they are having fun with the drawings. Some of our drawings of people look a little unsophisticated, but it's been fun to challenge ourselves.

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