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Abraham Lincoln for Kids

Abraham Lincoln for Kids

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2008 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award winner.Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln's life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln's warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating life story, his struggles at the onset of the Civil War, and his relevance in today's world. Activities include delivering a speech, holding a debate, drawing political cartoons, and making a stovepipe hat or miniature Mississippi River flatboat. Lively sidebars, abundant photographs and illustrations, and fun projects help to kick the dust off old Honest Abe. Selections from some of Lincoln's most famous speeches and documents, as well as a resource section of websites to explore and sites to visit, are also included, making this a comprehensive Lincoln biography for young readers. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 149 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb 5.2 oz. 
Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

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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 short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 145 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb 2.3 oz.
Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities

Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities

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Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic in the years leading up to the Civil War, and when war broke out, Abraham Lincoln invited him to the White House for counsel and advice. Frederick Douglass for Kids follows the footsteps of a true hero, one of the leading African Americans of his day. And to better appreciate Douglass and his times, readers will: - form a debating club - create asailor's tarpaulin hat and cravat that Douglass wore during his escape - make a Civil War haversack - participate in a microlending program Ages 9+. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 145 pages. Measures 11" x 8" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb. 2.8 oz. 
George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times 21 Activities

George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times 21 Activities

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George Washington comes alive in this fascinating activity book that introduces the leader to whom citizens turned again and again--to lead them through eight long years of war, to guide them as they wrote a new Constitution, and to act as the new nation's first executive leader. Children will learn how, shortly after his death in 1799, people began transforming George Washington from a man into a myth. But Washington was a complex individual who, like everyone, had hopes and fears, successes and failures. In his early 20s, for instance, Washington's actions helped plunge Great Britain and France into war. He later fought for liberty and independence, yet owned slaves himself (eventually freeing them in his will). This book weaves a rich tapestry of Washington's life, allowing kids to connect with his story in 21 hands-on projects based on his experiences and the times in which he lived. Children will learn how to tie a cravat, write with a quill pen, follow animal tracks, sew a lady's cap, plant a garden, roll a beeswax candle, play a game of Quoits, and make a replica of Washington's commander-in-chief flag. The text includes a time line, glossary, websites, travel resources, and a reading list for further study. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 130 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb 3.3 oz.
Niagara Movement Educator's Guide CD-ROM

Niagara Movement Educator's Guide CD

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Explore the meaning of the Niagara Movement and it's historic meeting at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. 
The Civil Rights Movement for Kids

The Civil Rights Movement for Kids

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Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in New Orleans. In The Civil Rights Movement for Kids, children will discover how students and religious leaders worked together to demand the protection of civil rights for black Americans. They will relive the fear and uncertainty of Freedom Summer and learn how northern white college students helped bring national attention to atrocities committed in the name of segregation, and they'll be inspired by the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Activities include: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; holding a freedom film festival followed by a discussion; and organizing a choral group to sing the songs that motivated the foot soldiers in this war for rights. Author: Mary C. Turck. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 189 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5". Weighs 1 lb. 8.2 oz.