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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Was the Civil War?
The Roots of Rebellion
A New Birth of Freedom
The Scourge of War
One and Undivided