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
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