Item description for Civil War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes (American Kids In History) by David C. King...
Overview Discusses what life was like for Americans during the Civil War; follows a year in the lives of two fictional families: a white family from the South and a Black family from the North; and presents projects and activities from that time period.
Publishers Description American Kids in History?(TM) Dozens of projects and activities that will take you back to the days of the American Civil War Travel back to 1862 and spend a year with the Wheelers, an African American family in New York City, and the Parkhursts, a white family in Charleston, South Carolina, Eleven-year-old Emily Parkhurst and twelve-year-old Timothy Wheeler are eager to share the fun, adventure, and hard work of their daily lives. Along the way, they'll show you how to play the games they play and make the toys and crafts they make. Make your own apple pandowdy and whip up a batch of tasty gingerbread. Send top-secret messages in Morse code, gather materials for crafting evergreen wreaths and pinecone turkeys, and sculpt a miniature sheep out of homemade clay dough. Play the exciting African game of mankala--that is, if you have time after making your own potato-print wrapping paper, papier-mache bowl, and marzipan decorations. Civil War Days is filled with interesting historical information and facts about growing up in days gone by. Discover how different--and how similar--life was for American kids in history. Watch for Victorian Days, the next exciting book in the American Kids in History?(TM) series Also available: Pioneer Days, Colonial Days, and Wild West Days For Children Ages 8 to 1
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.39" Width: 10.45" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1999
Publisher John Wiley And Sons
Series American Kids In History
ISBN 0471246123 ISBN13 9780471246121
Availability 0 units.
More About David C. King
AMERICAN HERITAGE is well-known for its magazine on American history, as well as its many highly acclaimed books, including The American Heritage History of the United States and The American Heritage Illustrated History of the Presidents.
DAVID C. KING is a former history teacher and an award-winning author who has written more than thirty books for children and young adults, including Wiley's American Kids in History series.
David C. King was born in 1963 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Hillsdale, New York ? Hillsdale, New York Hillsdale, New York ? Hillsd.
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Teachers----Buy This Book! May 9, 2000
Are you looking to enhance your students' understanding of life during the Civil War? If you want students to appreciate the daily drudgery and simplicity of this era, King offers numerous projects that are historically accurate and developmentally appropriate for the gifted to special needs students.
Besides offering unique insights into American's daily lives, historical perspective is also addressed. In addition to providing readers a bibliography and index, a glossary is included for readers.
Students of American history will delight in creating and designing hands-on activites.