Common core
Common core

Civil War

By Martin W. Sandler

During the years 1861–1865, America was a nation torn apart by war. From terrible land combat to fierce battles at sea, from mothers losing sons to brothers fighting brothers, the Civil War was a conflict that profoundly affected all that it touched . . . and changed our nation forever. Witness the scenes and encounter the words of those caught up in a nation at war with itself. Martin W. Sandler's Civil War includes an author's note, index, and over one hundred vintage posters, paintings, and photographs from the Library of Congress archives. 1997 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC). Supports the Common Core State Standards.

  • Grade level: 6
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Guided Reading Level: X


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author?s point of view or purpose. Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

The Library of Congress is said to house the largest collection of stored knowledge on earth. Research the Library of Congress. Why is it referred to as ?the storehouse of the national memory?? RI.5.1; W.5.7; L.5.5

How does the Library of Congress link the records of yesterday with the possibilities of tomorrow? Describe specific documents and records of history used to support claims about the Civil War. RH.6-8.1,9

What does Martin Sandler intend to answer, explain, or describe in Civil War? How does he use primary and secondary sources to distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment? RH.6-8.1,6,8,9

Analyze specific firsthand accounts from the Civil War. Compare and contrast the accounts from multiple perspectives. Include songs, poems, letters, photographs, etc. Conduct further research on primary sources, assessing the credibility of references and paraphrasing the data and conclusions. RH.6-8.1,7; WHST.6-8.8
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780064462648
  • ISBN 10: 0064462641
  • ISBN 13: 9780064462648
  • Pages: 96
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 19th Century
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Military & Wars
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General

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