Exploring the Civil War

Exploring the Civil War

Watch and Listen: Movies and Music for Children

Lincoln: A Photobiography

cover photo: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman J 973.7092 FREEDMAN

(Audiobook) Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Battle & the Address

catalog link: Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Battle & the Address 973.7349 LINCOLN

(DVD) Brings to life not only Lincoln's famous speech, but also the major events leading up to the Civil War, a comprehensive background on Lincoln's life, and a summary of the Gettysburg Battle itself. Features one of the most famous and most quoted speeches in American history given by Lincoln in just two minutes on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1983 at the dedication of the soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Includes re-enactments of the battle, Lincoln's address, and discussion of his speech by local community members.

America

catalog link: America by Teacher and the Rockbots J TEACHER

(Music CD) Teacher and the Rockbots take elementary school subjects and turn them into really cool rock songs that work like a game. They give you clues and you try to guess the answer. It's great for kids of all ages or anyone that likes American history.

The Boy's War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War

catalog link: The Boy's War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Jim Murphy J 973.715 MUR.J

(Audiobook) Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

cover photo: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W. R. Philbrick J PHI.W

(Audiobook) Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.

The American Presidents. Civil War and Reconstruction

catalog link: The American Presidents. Civil War and Reconstruction 973.099 AMERICAN

(DVD) A fresh and relevant narrative about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy to our first African-American President.

Little Women

catalog link: Little Women

(DVD) Story about the March family of four daughters and a strong mother who, because her husband is away serving in the Army during the Civil War, must raise her "little women" on her own. The daughters include: spirited Jo who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg; fragile Beth; and the romantic Amy. Through the years, as they become women, the sisters share their most cherished and painful moments of self-discovery as their mother's pride and strength guide them through questions of independence, romance and virtue.

Addy: An American Girl

catalog link: Addy: An American Girl by Connie Porter J POR.C

(Audiobook) Meet Addy Walker, a courageous nine-year-old girl growing up during the Civil War. When her poppa and brother are sold to another plantation, Addy and her mother take the terrible risk of escaping to freedom in the North. To get away safely, they must leave Addy's baby sister behind in the slave quarters--her cries could cost them their freedom. As Addy and Momma slowly build a new life in Philadelphia and struggle to bring their family together again, Addy comes to realize a powerful truth--freedom has great costs.

Knothole in the Closet: A Story about Belle Boyd, a Confederate Spy

cover photo: Knothole in the Closet: A Story about Belle Boyd, a Confederate Spy by Marilyn Seguin J SEG.M

(Audiobook) Nineteen-year-old Belle Boyd risks her freedom and perhaps her life to deliver a vital message to General Stonewall Jackson, ensuring a Confederate victory in Virginia on May 23, 1862.

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

catalog link: Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad by Marlene Targ Brill J 973.7115 ALLEN

(Audiobook) Recounts how Allen Jay, a young Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helped a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Henry's Freedom Box

catalog link: Henry's Freedom Box by Jerry Dixon

(DVD) A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

Harriet Tubman

catalog link: Harriet Tubman by Richard Rich B TUBMAN

(DVD) Animated biography of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, who helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom in the North.

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