Civil War: Early Battles
The American Civil War continues to be one of the most significant events in US history. In this title, readers will examine the events leading to the breakout of war, including the secession of the southern states, their formation of the Confederate States of America, and the Battle of Fort Sumter. Engaging text introduces readers to Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis and covers the First Battle of Bull Run, the Anaconda Plan, the Battle of Shiloh, and the Battle of Antietam. Chapters also explore the strengths and weaknesses of each side and highlight the role played by army volunteers.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|BISACS||JNF025270, JNF025200, JNF025130|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Imprint||ABDO & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.4|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||150052|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Civil War – School Library Journal
These broad introductions are divided into two- to four-page chapters that summarize standard topics such as slavery and sectionalism, causes of the war, military strategies, important battles and turning points, and weapons and technology. Most also include brief profiles of Union and Confederate military and civilian leaders. Ollhoff writes clearly and objectively. . . . The strongest aspect of the series is the outstanding illustrative material, which uses a combination of large, often full-page reproductions of period illustrations and photographs, modern photos of locations, artifacts and living history reenactments, and colorful battle maps, all captioned.