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The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Paperback – November 1, 1999
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Sarah Smith, Harrison Community Library, MI
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The other key part of this book are the 21 activities that are scattered throughout its pages and provide a wide variety of experiences to give young readers in or out of class. Some of the activities are fairly detailed, such as making a North Star Safe Quilt or your own soldier's uniform, and acting out the battle of Antietam (really, but you need 30 kids). Others are fairly simple, like making a coffee can drum and having a Rebel yell contest. Several of the activities are specific to the fighting of the war, such as creating a code, signaling with a wigwag, measuring the depth of a pond or river, building a lean-to- shelter, and making battlefield bandages. A few of the exercises are duplications of things people would have actually done during the war, such as making berry ink, a housewife sewing kit, homemade butternut dye, and hardtack.Read more ›
An interesting aside -- adults who enjoy this book should check out the author's first (and adult) book, which was written under the name Janis Martinson. In "The World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards," the author took the exact words of Mr. Edwards and constructed an fascinating autobiography that is also quite an interesting history lesson.
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I was teaching a homeschool co-op class about the civil war. I got some good activity ideas from this book.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
My grandchildren love the activities in this book and they get feeling for life during the Civil War.Published 1 month ago by V. Carnegie
Got this for our grandson and is a great was for kids to learn history.Published 7 months ago by Ann Jordan
I bought this for my daughter, but I found it to be a fascinating book, very well put together. I wish that textbooks would be assembled like this, kids would actually enjoy... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christine Shuck
My daughter likes the book. It is just the right level of information for her age (11.)Published 10 months ago by AbFab Mommy
We read this book aloud and our children really enjoyed it and looked forward to reading time.Published 10 months ago by Kaitlyn