The Statistics of Slaughter

The Statistics of Slaughter

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A Monumental History

A Monumental History

From Reconstruction

Monuments designed to honor places, events, or people stand in public places across the United States. Some, such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty, are classic icons. Others, such as the 2,000-pound African Killer Bee located in Hidalgo, Texas, are less than traditional. Monuments are often controversial. What is honorable to one person may be offensive to another. Also, the meanings of monuments change as the culture around them evolves. What do...

Does Racial Inequality Exist in Your School?

Does Racial Inequality Exist in Your School?

From Changing Laws

It can sometimes be hard to recognize racial inequality when it doesn’t directly affect you. Take a look at the statistics relating to your own school and see if anything surprised you.



From Singing for Equality

Music of the Civil Rights Era arose from several different styles of music, most notably gospel, folk, blues, and jazz. What did these different styles offer? How did they combine to form music that was completely new?

Planning a Boycott

Planning a Boycott

From Boycotts, Strikes, and Marches

Segregated buses and trains were only one of the ways whites discriminated against African Americans in the Jim Crow South. A boycott is the act of refusing to buy, use, or participate in something as a form of protest. Why didn’t the African American community use boycotts more often in their fight against segregation?



SWON Libraries
Good for introduction into the subject. Help students choose a topic to focus on for study. The book included a great glossary and resource list with well documented facts for further exploration. Target age stated on book is 12-15 but younger readers can pick it up if they are willing to read the side bars and use additional resources available. Good book for homeschooling families with multiple ages. Recommended: Yes; Reading Level: Grades 6th grade and up.****

Mother Daughter Book Club
"The combination of narrative and activities helps teens learn proactively and in some cases come to their own conclusions based on their research. Appropriate for a classroom or a home library, The Civil War can open up great discussions and inform thinking about this important moment in history." Read the complete review online.

Susan Boardman, LBG, Leadership Program Director, Gettysburg Foundation
"This book offers a concise, objective, and accurate telling of one of the most pivotal events in American history. It will assist students in understanding that who we are as a nation today is still greatly influenced by the Civil War, along with its causes and consequences. Well done!"


Detailed Book Description

Slavery or freedom? The question of whether the United States should continue to allow slavery or make all people free was the question that pitted the states against each other in a brutal war. In The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America, readers ages 12 to 15 explore America's Civil War through the eyes and ears of the men and women who were touched by the conflict that left more than 700,000 soldiers dead.

  • Uses an inquiry-based approach in which readers define the problem, pose questions, and creatively work through different solutions about topics related to the Civil War.
  • Helps readers make connections between the history of slavery and present day race relations.
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Hardcover, $22.95
Paperback, $17.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: U.S. History



What Was the Civil War?

Chapter 1
The Roots of Rebellion

Chapter 2
Dueling Republics

Chapter 3
First Blood

Chapter 4
Back-and-Forth Butchery

Chapter 5
A New Birth of Freedom

Chapter 6
The Scourge of War

Chapter 7
One and Undivided

Chapter 8