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Famous Figures of the Civil War
Famous Figures of the Civil War
Beginner Level Core History
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As the Southern states attempt to rid themselves of federal control, Confederate troops attack Fort Sumter, commencing the tragedy of our country’s Civil War. President Lincoln determines to preserve the Union, but it costs him his own life. The country is stirred by the words of Harriet Beecher Stowe as she describes the tragic life of slaves taken from their families and forced into a life of hard labor. Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee lead their men into bloody battles to determine the course of our nation.

Now children ages 6 to 12 can join this historical battle and make movable action figures of courageous men and women of the American Civil War.

Famous Figures of the Civil War: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble allows children to perform their own historical reenactments or create new stories using ten of the most important figures of the Civil War—including Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, a Confederate soldier, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and a Union soldier.

The costumes and text in the book have been checked for accuracy by John Heiser, a ranger and historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Detailed illustrations of ten historic figures, based on paintings and photographs, come in easy-to-assemble colored and colorable versions printed on heavy card stock for hours of creative play. A detailed biography section provides key facts about the lives of each person.

To add to the learning fun, a reading list is included for parent/teacher readalouds and independent readers to learn more about the lives of these Civil War heroes and heroines.

“Children can use the movable figures that they have created to act out the rich history of the Civil War. This often leaves a lasting impression,” explains Diez-Luckie.

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