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Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself

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 Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: U.S. History

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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."

Cobblestone Magazine
"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."

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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

Introduction

On the Battlefield
Bands and Music
Photography
Flags of the Civil War
Ironclad Ships
Lean-To Shelter
Steamboats and Hospital Ships
Periscopes
Soldiers’ Food
Telegraphs and Morse Code
Signal Flags
Uniforms

On the Homefront
Berry Ink and Homemade Paper
Civil War Quilts
Civil War Dolls
Civilian Food
Civil War Fashion
Popular Music
The Underground Railroad

Glossary
Resources
Index