Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourselfby Maxine Anderson
From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household and craft store items. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating 25 Civil War projects, combined with historical/i>… See more details below
From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household and craft store items. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating 25 Civil War projects, combined with historical background, facts and anecdotes, and biographies and trivia, give kids a hands-on way to experience the fascinating history of one of the most important eras in American history.
Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
The New York Times Book Review
“. . . a fascinating gem of a book.”
James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
“An interesting and creative book that should give pleasure as well as knowledge to many children.”
“Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself does something unique.”
Children’s Literature Review
“An engaging means for children to learn about the Civil War.”
School Library Journal
“Includes little-known facts that will interest children unfamiliar with the conflict and Civil War buffs alike . . . A useful resource for any Civil War Curriculum.”
Meet the Author
Lauri Berkenkamp is the author of six books for kids. Writing under the pen name Maxine Anderson she has written Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in the New York Times Book Review and Christian Science Monitor, chosen as the #7 BookSense Children’s Pick for Summer 2006 and named Book of the Year by the Society for School Librarians International in 2006; Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in Boys’ Life magazine and called “a fascinating gem of a book” by the New York Times Book Review; Explore Spring, and Explore Winter, which were chosen as Parents’ Choice Recommended Books for 2007, Discover the Amazon, as well as Discover the Oceans.
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We have just finished our unit on the Civil War. The projects in this book are fantastic. The step by step instructions are easy to follow and the background material goes beyond the textbook. My eighth graders used many of them to create a Civil War museum. They then presented their museum to fourth graders using their artifacts to teach a key aspect of the Civil War. Even my most reluctant learners did an exceptional job. I highly recommend this book to any teacher of American history and/or any student who loves to become actively engaged in the learning process.
This is no average project book! The background information, along with actual pictures and resource listings, makes this a must have book for any Civil War study. I especially like the ease of the projects and the everyday items used to make them, I am likely to have all the items in my home already or can easily find the ones I don't.