Grateful American Book Series

Teaching Abigail & John



Congratulations on taking an active role in your student’s education. We are pleased to help you on this journey by providing you with this supplemental curriculum packet, to be used in conjunction with the book Abigail & John by David Bruce Smith and illustrated by Clarice Smith.

In this packet you will find a variety of activities and assessments designed to strengthen critical-thinking skills, deepen content knowledge, and spark a love and appreciation for our nation’s history.

For in-depth pedagogical strategies and approaches using these activities in a classroom or at home, please view the free instructional video.



EDSITEment is a NEH sponsored website that provides resources for teachers, students, and parents in the subject areas of History & Social Studies, Literature & Language Arts, and Arts & Culture, grades K-12. EDSITEment was selected as “Best for History” in 2019 by Scholastic Education.