Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself
The Oregon Trail
The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad
Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the West in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago! The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad offers readers$17.95 - $22.95
Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain
Real Tales of Temperamental Elements
We might think humans have control over our environment, but Mother Nature has proven us wrong again and again. Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements tells the story of five of America's deadliest natural disasters that were made worse by human error, ignorance, and greed. From a raging Midwest wildfire in 1871$9.95 - $19.95
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
The Roaring Twenties
Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz
The 1920s is one of the most fascinating decades in American history, when the seeds of modern America were sown. The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz immerses young people in the politics, social change, music, and literature of the time. There was also a dark side of crime and corruption, racial$17.95 - $22.95
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