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only 1 chapter?? REALLY???


I thought 1 card from VP on Korea/ Vietnam was awful...but THE CIVIL WAR only gets 1 chapter...and a skimpy one at that...So, I guess here is where we go down the rabbit trail...


Please share your best Civil War/ War Between the States unit studies, books, resources etc. I do have a bunch of reading stuff from going through our history cycles previously, but there must be some new and fun stuff out there. This is for my 7th, 3rd and 1st graders.



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Considering that 70% of my public school's history education focused on the Civil War, I find it refreshing that SWB doesn't overemphasize the event. :P


We do a few books for fourth grade:


A Nation Torn: How the Civil War Began by Delia Ray

Duel of the Ironclads: Monitor vs. the Virginia by Patrick O'Brien

Two Miserable Presidents by Steve Sheinkin

Iron Scouts of the Confederacy by Lee McGiffin

Eyewitness: The Civil War by Stanchek


But most of our plans for an in depth look at the Civil War are for eighth grade:


The Civil War for Kids: 21 Activities for Kids by Janis Herbert

Traveller by Richard Adams

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War by H.W. Crocker

The Boys' War: Confederate & Union Soldiers... by Jim Murphy

Virginia’s General: Robert E. Lee by Albert Marrin

Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

The Carpetbaggers by Raatma and Lucia

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