History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation’s history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/1999Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Letters for Freedom!? provides historically accurate letters and interactive components that puts kids right in the thick of history. This high-interest series details key events in America's fight for Freedom. With lift flaps, gatefolds, sliding tabs, letters to open and pamphlets to unfold, this series offers a delightfully interactive way to learn history. The past comes alive with this jam-packed, interactive book that puts history in context as it describes every moment of the Civil War, from its causes to its consequences. With flaps, gatefolds, pull-tabs and removable letters that provide a first-person account of history as it's happening, there is no better way to learn everything there is to know about the war that almost divided, and eventually united, a nation.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/6/2011Pages: Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
American Kids in History?(TM) Dozens of projects and activities that will take you back to the days of the American Civil War Travel back to 1862 and spend a year with the Wheelers, an African American family in New York City, and the Parkhursts, a white family in Charleston, South Carolina, Eleven-year-old Emily Parkhurst and twelve-year-old Timothy Wheeler are eager to share the fun, adventure, and hard work of their daily lives. Along the way, they'll show you how to play the games they play and make the toys and crafts they make. Make your own apple pandowdy and whip up a batch of tasty gingerbread. Send top-secret messages in Morse code, gather materials for crafting evergreen wreaths and pinecone turkeys,and sculpt a miniature sheep out of homemade clay dough. Play the exciting African game of mankala--that is, if you have time after making your own potato-print wrapping paper, papier-mache bowl, and marzipan decorations. Civil War Days is filled with interesting historical information and facts about growing up in days gone by. Discover how different--and how similar--life was for American kids in history. Watch for Victorian Days, the next exciting book in the American Kids in History?(TM) series! Also available: Pioneer Days, Colonial Days, and Wild West Days For Children Ages 8 to 1 2Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/11/1999Pages: 98Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Tom Rigby didn't think that anything could ever come between him and his twin, Jack. But things begin to change when Tom learns that they are not allowed to play with their friend Aaron anymore because he's a slave. Tom is upset, but Jack doesn't seem to care. All Jack cares about is playing soldier.Eleven years later, when war breaks out, Jack joins the Confederation army. But Tom can't bring himself to fight for a cause he doesn't believe in -- slavery. So Tom rides north to join the Union army -- even though he knows he may one day have to face his brother on the battlefield.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/8/1998Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
If you lived at the time of the Civil War--Would you have seen a battle?--Did you continue to go to school?--Was it hard to get food?This book tells you what it was like to live at the time of the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1994Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Mathew B. Brady was already a famous photographer by the time the Civil War began. But the war gave Brady something else: The chance to make a RECORD OF A WAR -- this war -- in a way that had never been done before: WITH TRUE-TO-LIFE PICTURES INSTEAD OF JUST WORDS. He hired field photographers to travel with the troops, equipped them with cameras and wagons filled with supplies, and sent them out with the directive to make a visual record of the war and to show people scenes they could have only read about before. The pictures the field photographers sent back were HAUNTING, BEAUTIFUL, DEVASTATING, AND TOTALLY UNFORGETTABLE. And thousands of them included the notation "Photo by Brady." Though Brady didn't actually take the photographs, he was the genius behind them. His vision and foresight gave the country images that not only touched the people at the time, but have gone on to leave an indelible mark on the collective memory of this country. And the name of Mathew Brady will always be remembered with them. In Photo By Brady, Jennifer Armstrong tells the story of the Civil War as seen through the lenses of its recorders. It is a moving and elegant look at the brutal and deadly time.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/22/2005Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet takes readers on a journey into one of the most important chapters of our nation’s past. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest, most divisive events to take place in America’s history, and most certainly ever on American soil. For four years our young country’s sense of self and citizenry was shaken to the core as North and South battled each other. B is for Battle Cry brings to life historic battles (Antietam and Gettysburg), renowned leaders (Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee), inventions (ironclad ship and Gatling gun), and inspiring events and documents (the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation). From the first shot fired at Fort Sumter to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, B is for Battle Cry brings this nation-defining time period to vivid life.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2009Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Cannon fire!That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton and do their best to help wounded soldiers. It is their hardest journey in time yet—and the one that will make the most difference to their own lives!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/23/2000Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Ten-year-old Tommy and his sister Annie are intrigued by the new soldiers arriving in their Georgia town. Since the Civil War started, wounded men waiting to be treated at the local church-turned-hospital have been coming in by droves. When Tommy sees a soldier drop his notebook, he sends his dog, Samson, to fetch it. Tommy soon meets the soldier and is faced with the hardest decision he's ever had to make: whether or not he should help a Yankee escape to freedom. Filled with intriguing suspense and tackling difficult questions about slavery, this story, told in accessible short chapters, will appeal to history buffs as well as those who appreciate a faithful dog.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/7/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
In July 1863 the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought outside the sleepy Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. In "The Last Brother" the story of one small boy is told amidst the dramatic events of those early days of July.Though he is only 11 years old, Gabe is a bugler in the Union Army. He takes his responsiblity very seriously; after all, there are over 60 different battle calls for buglers to learn. But what is even more important to Gabe is watching over his older brother Davy who, as a foot soldier, is right in the thick of the fighting. Two of Gabe's older brothers have already perished, and he is not willing to lose the only one he has left.During those long days, Gabe meets another young bugler - one who fights for the other side. Suddenly, what was so definite and clear has become complicated by friendship and compassion. Does one have to choose between service to country, to kin or to a friend? As the cannons fire and the battle rages on, Gabe must do his duty while searching for a way to honor all that he holds dear.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/17/2006Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
COBRA COMMANDER IS DEAD... long live Cobra Commander! The only problem is... there are NINE candidates for the job, and with each more treacherous than the last, who knows how long ANY of them will live?! The Baroness kicks some tail, Blacklight battles JOE forces, and Serpentor has a secret that could mean the end of G.I. JOE as we know it!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/20/2011Pages: 104
A deadly competition within COBRA means trouble for G.I. JOE as they become the snake's primary targets. COBRA''s new leader will be chosen through a trial by combat and the score is tallied in blood! The body count is rising and the JOEs don''t even know the game has begun!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/25/2011Pages: 104
The ultimate puzzle for Civil War buffs has portraits of famous leaders, battle scenes, a detailed map of the South, and many Civil War museums. Artist: Randy Green: Item 107: 1000 piece puzzle: Finished size 24" x 30".Features include: -This puzzle features Civil War-Created by artist Randy Green-Made in the United States using recycled materials-Contains 1000 pieces in totalRecommended Ages:12 and up
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