Split History of the Battle of Fort Sumter: A Perspectives Flip Book
Every battle has two sides, and the Battle of Fort Sumter during the American Civil War is no different. Experience the event from perspective of the Union, and then read the perspective of the Confederates. A deeper understanding of the battle from both sides will give readers a clearer view of this event.
Understanding history is said to keep us from repeating the mistakes of the past. Rather than a collection of memorized dates and facts that are regurgitated for tests and promptly forgotten, history needs to become relevant to our children. One way to do this is to incorporate living books or "real" books into our history studies. Real books provide depth to the historical events and provide the stories behind the facts. This Split History series is a great example of living books. These engagingly written, well researched books provide readers two conflicting perspectives on significant events in our nation's history in a non-biased way.
Each side of the story provides summaries of renowned people and events, colorful illustrations, and interesting tidbits which are designed to engage and enthrall children. Located in between the pages of the two 30 page stories are additional resources, including a glossary of internet sites, a timeline and a selected bibliography. Index and source notes for both sides are included. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne