Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself
Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
The United States boasts a rich musical diversity. Early Americans discovered ways to weave European traditions with new cultural influences to compose a unique musical identity. African traditions influenced hymns and folk songs that connected people to religion and to the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Patriotic tunes created unity in wartime. Even now,$16.95 - $21.95
Explore Colonial America!
25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments
In Explore Colonial America!, kids ages 6-9 learn about America's earliest days as European settlements, and how the colonists managed to survive, build thriving colonies, and eventually challenge England for independence. How did the colonists build homes, feed and clothe themselves, and get along with the Native Americans who were already here?$12.95
The Struggle for Equality in America
How comfortable are you talking about race? In Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America, kids ages 12 to 15 follow the evolution of race relations in America, from when American colonists used racial differences to justify slavery, discrimination, and the persecution of people of color until the modern-day presidencies of Barack Obama and$17.95 - $22.95
Explore the Wild West!
With 25 Great Projects
Explore the Wild West! invites young readers ages 6-9 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native Americans, gold miners, cowboy culture, cattle drives, Wild West legends, frontier towns, peacekeepers, lawbreakers, and much more. Through projects ranging from making a settler's soddie to mining for$12.95
The New York Times Book Review
". . . a fascinating gem of a book."
James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
"An interesting and creative book that should give pleasure as well as knowledge to many children."
"Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself does something unique."
Children's Literature Review
"An engaging means for children to learn about the Civil War."
School Library Journal
"Includes little-known facts that will interest children unfamiliar with the conflict and Civil War buffs alike . . . A useful resource for any Civil War curriculum."
Detailed Book Description
From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household and craft store items. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating 25 Civil War projects, combined with historical background, facts and anecdotes, and biographies and trivia, give kids a hands-on way to experience the fascinating history of one of the most important eras in American history.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Timeline & Important People
On the Battlefield
Bands and Music
Flags of the Civil War
Steamboats and Hospital Ships
Telegraphs and Morse Code
On the Homefront
Berry Ink and Homemade Paper
Civil War Quilts
Civil War Dolls
Civil War Fashion
The Underground Railroad