Social Studies for Early Learners: How am I feeling?
“Social Studies” – Early Childhood & Family Programming
At President Lincoln’s Cottage, we use Lincoln’s life to inspire our work. The stories of what happened here historically have the power to bring out the leader in any person today, inspiring courageous ideas, respectful dialogue, and thoughtful compromise. Join our new initiative, Social Studies, which provides programming that encourages the development of social and emotional intelligence through games, interactive play, and stories.
For our youngest learners, Social Studies programming focuses on nurturing these skills through interactive storytelling and hands-on lessons that help foster self-awareness, self-management, relationships, and responsible decision-making skills.
Lincoln expressed his feelings just like you. When he heard a good joke, he laughed. When we saw something sad, he cried. Sometimes Lincoln felt overwhelmed and needed to take a break. Join President Lincoln’s Cottage in an exploration of your feelings through storytelling and a hands-on activity.
When: Monday August 19, 10:15am-11:30am.
Where: President Lincoln’s Cottage, Entrance at 140 Rock Creek Church Road, Washington, DC 20011
- Group reading of Tiger Days: A Book of Feelings by M.H. Clark and Illustrated by Ann Hurley
- Mirror play for children to explore their feelings and expressions
- Sing along about different feelings – “If you’re happy, and you know it, clap your hands”
- Create a “feelings” wheel to help children identify their emotions
Admission Note: Any child* participating in the program needs a ticket. Adults or other children not participating in the program do not need to purchase tickets.
*Program was developed for ages 2-5, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. One ticket covers the cost of supplies.
When guests arrive, please check-in at the Museum Store located in the Robert H. Visitor Education Center on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Security for the Armed Forces Retirement Home requires visitors to show valid identification at the security gate in order to enter the property. Please be prepared to show your ID.
President Lincoln’s Cottage provides FREE onsite parking.
Cottage tours are not included. If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Regular ticket prices apply. Click this link to purchase your tickets.
Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage with any questions at 202-829-0436 or MMartz@lincolncottage.org.
All events are considered public events for the purpose of photography and video.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) in Northwest Washington, D.C. Security for the Armed Forces Retirement Home requires visitors to show valid identification at the security gate in order to enter the property. Please be prepared to show your ID.