ART & REMEMBRANCE : Finding Family Heroes - Hero Narrative Writing Unit: Teacher's Guideby Sasha Domnitz of Hunter College Elementary, New York NY
Subject English/Language Arts
Can a Letter Change History?
"In 1860, eleven-year-old Grace Bedell penned a letter to then presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that he might “look a great deal better” with whiskers. Her letter touched Lincoln. In fact, he grew a beard. Grace Bedell met Lincoln in person the following year as his inaugural train journeyed to Washington, D.C. The meeting had a profound impact upon the rest of her life."
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