This instructional video demonstrates creative and diverse ways parents and educators can use Abigail & John, written by David Bruce Smith and illustrated by Clarice Smith, to bring U.S. history to life at home and in the classroom. Engaging activities and strategies for rigorous and close reading are examined. Social Studies activities featuring primary sources, inspired art activities, and innovative STEM connections are discussed in great detail along with helpful pedagogical teaching strategies.
1:27 – A Closer Look at “Abigail & John” – About the Book
4:30 – Reading Activities
15:40 – Social Studies Activities
23:38 – Arts Activities
31:17 – STEM Activities
44:00 – Assessments
45:06 – Conclusion
For more information about the children’s book and Downloadable Curriculum Units visit AbigailandJohn.com.
Abigail & John is the inaugural book in the Grateful American Book Series, which will concentrate on presidential and historical marriages that influenced the nation.