Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself
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
The American Revolution
Experience the Battle for Independence with 20 Projects
The American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence shows readers how rebel soldiers fought in horrific conditions while their families back home faced their own hardships for the sake of freedom. Students examine primary sources to discover the truth about events leading up to the war and engage in vibrant debate, strategic planning, and literary$17.95 - $22.95
Boycotts, Marches, and Strikes
Protests of the Civil Rights Era
In Boycotts, Strikes, and Marches: Protests of the Civil Rights Era, readers 12 through 15 explore five ground-breaking protests that took place during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s.$15.95 - $22.95
Explore Native American Cultures!
With 25 Great Projects
Spirit masks, totem poles, tipis, and canoes! Explore Native American Cultures! brings the history of these fascinating people to life for young readers ages 6-9. Using hands-on activities, kids explore traditional Native American daily life, including shelter, clothing, food, tools, and technology. Kids will investigate myths, legends, ceremonies, and celebrations. Projects are simple to follow and$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