The Civil War for Kids
Published on Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:42am
The 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War is this year. It's also called the “sesquicentennial” (try saying that 10 times fast!).
This summer is a great time to brush up on your Civil War knowledge, to experience living history and battle re-enactments, and to share this pivotal time in American history with the young folks in your life. Visit the Children's Division on the second floor for great resources on this topic.
To get started, log onto our excellent database, FreedomFlix, for videos, websites and projects that truly bring history alive!
We also have a wide selection of interesting books to explore:
- From Slave to Civil War Hero: The Life and Times of Robert Smalls by Michael L. Cooper
- You Wouldn’t Want to be a Nurse During the American Civil War!: A Job That’s Not for the Squeamish by Kathryn Senior
- Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: The Mystery of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker
- The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber
- Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer and Civil War Hero by Cheryl Harness
Posters of the Emancipation Proclamation are also available in the Children's Room -- for free! Stop by to pick one up while supplies last.