Civil War (Step into History)
In 1860, the United States was split in two as several southern states seceded from the Union to form their own nation, the Confederate States of America. As President Abraham Lincoln attempted to hold the country together, war broke out between the Union and the Confederates. Readers will discover why the southern states seceded, how the war affected the people of the United States, and what lasting effect the conflict had.
So engaging and readable! This series connects with the readers, whether through history facts, photo images, or the scribbly little margin notes. These books are loaded with factual information, its just so friendly. The photos and maps break up the text. After about 30 short chapters, a photo gallery (with captions) of key players helps cement just who did what. The timeline helps visual learners who need to see how the events played out in sequence. A glossary in the back grows your students vocabulary. Encourage them to write a summary or do further research and apply these new words! America is such a young country, but we have had some major milestones in the 19th and 20th centuries that our students should know and understand. You may even learn something new yourself! Scholastic, 6.5"x 9.5", 144 pgs, pb. ~ Sara