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The Civil War for Kids
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The Civil War for Kids: A History With 21 Activities
By Janis Herbert

History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes a glossary, index, short biographies of important figures from both sides, listings of Civil War sites across the country, and pertinent Web sites.

Paperback: 145 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press (November 1, 1999)
ISBN: 1556523556
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.3 inches

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