The Civil War: An Interactive History Adventure

The Civil War: An Interactive History Adventure

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by Matt Doeden
     
 

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It’s 1863, and the Civil War has torn apart the United States. For two years, the Confederacy and the Union have battled over slavery and states’ rights. Will you: Fight for the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg? OR… Serve with Stonewall Jackson as a Confederate soldier at the Battle of Chancellorsville? OR… Try to survive the siege of

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It’s 1863, and the Civil War has torn apart the United States. For two years, the Confederacy and the Union have battled over slavery and states’ rights. Will you: Fight for the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg? OR… Serve with Stonewall Jackson as a Confederate soldier at the Battle of Chancellorsville? OR… Try to survive the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, as a civilian?

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of ten books in the "You Choose" series, this title focuses on the Civil War allowing readers the opportunity to explore three story paths as they learn about four important events in the war. An overview of what led to this crisis in our nation's history introduces the book. Somewhat confusing at first, this approach to historical events presents a far more realistic and problem solving scenario for young readers than the time line approach. After the brief overview surrounding the beginning of the Civil War, the reader is plunged, one by one, into four important events, including the battles at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and must make a decision about what side to favor and what action is taken. The text is written from a young person's point of view, drawing that aged reader into the action. The approach realistically provides the complexity of decision making and emotional demands necessary at the time not only by the president and generals but the average citizen as well. Period photographs, contemporary illustrations, and maps enhance the text, and a time line puts it all into perspective. A glossary, an index, and sources for further study are included. A perfect approach to get the classroom involved in history beyond memorizing dates and events. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429659772
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
You Choose: History Series
Pages:
112
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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Civil War 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
It's an intriguing idea; reading a book about the Civil War, being able to choose which side you're on, and selecting which path take when opportunities arise. Great insight into the war. I believe that subconsciously I learned a bit more history than what I had known before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read many of these books they are all good i hope this one us too