The History of the Civil War: A History Book for New Readers
An introduction to the history of the Civil War for kids ages 6 to 9
The United States was not always united. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to leave the Union. Soon after, many other states joined it to try and create their own country: the Confederate States of America. Within months, the Confederates would launch an attack on Fort Sumter and begin a war that lasted almost four years. This engaging story explores how and why the war started, who was fighting, what happened during the many bloody battles, and how the Union and Confederacy reunited.
This Civil War book for kids features:
- A visual timeline—Kids will be able to easily follow the history of the Civil War thanks to a timeline marking major milestones.
- Core curriculum—Teach kids about the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How behind the Civil War, and test their knowledge with a quick quiz after they finish.
- Lasting changes—Encourage kids to explore thought-provoking questions that help them better understand how the Civil War changed the United States.
Get early readers interested in one of America’s most defining historical events with this standout guide to the Civil War for kids 6-9.