Anderson, Maxine. Great Civil War Projects You can Build Yourself.

Author:Snodgrass, Mary Ellen
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

ANDERSON, Maxine. Great Civil War projects you can build yourself. Nomad Press. 140p. illus. bibliog. index. c2005. 0-0749344-1-0. $14.95.

Providing an intriguing look at Civil War history, this project guide teases the mind and invites the creative hand to draw, cut, glue, and arrange cast-off items into models of period memorabilia. Possible projects for display or use in a pageant include a signal flag cut from a pillowcase, an ironclad ship shaped from a milk carton, and a regimental drum created out of a coffee, oatmeal, or nut cylinder. The focus on positive elements--band music, camp food, telegraphy--deflects student...

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