Civil War: Turning Points
The American Civil War continues to be one of the most significant events in US history. In this title, readers will examine the far reaches of the war through the key turning points in battles across the nation. Engaging text introduces readers to the Siege of Vicksburg and the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga. Chapters also cover the life of a civil war soldier and highlight Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
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, JNF038100|
|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||V|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.7|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||150056|
|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.