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The Emancipation Proclamation - Charles W. Carey
ISBN: 1609542002
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. However, many see the historic document as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery.

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The Civil War - Jennifer Howse
ISBN: 1590368770
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
The African American History series examines the experiences, events, and accomplishments of African Americans. Each book traces an era in American history from slavery to the civil rights movement and contemporary times, and showcases important events from these periods. Detailed text, historic photos, and fact-packed sidebars ensure students will gain a greater understanding of African American heritage.

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Civil War Resource Book
ISBN: 0635076446

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When Did It Happen in the Civil War? - Carole Marsh
ISBN: 0635076411
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Learn the chain of events that led to the Civil War, as well as the chronology of the war itself and the sentiment of the people, through modern cartoons, text messages, telegrams, posters, and more.

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Where Did the Civil War Happen? - Carole Marsh
ISBN: 063507642X
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Discover where the Civil War happened via historic documents, Google maps, virtual road trips, and photographs of battlefields and other landmarks.

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What Was the Civil War All about Anyway? - Carole Marsh
ISBN: 0635076403
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Includes inserted feature The Civil War in a nutshell.

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Who Were the Key Players in the Civil War? - Carole Marsh
ISBN: 063507639X
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Learn about the President, generals, soldiers, spies, mothers, wives, children, doctors, nurses, and brothers-fighting-brothers during this tumultuous time in U.S. history.

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Civil War Trivia Book
ISBN: 9780635076496


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Civil War, 1861-1863

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant                                           Gen. Robert E. Lee


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    Video Introduction to the Civil War

    Click on the link below to watch a video introduction to the Civil War. You will need to log in to Discovery Education with your computer username and password.


    National Geographic Underground Railroad

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    Click on the image to visit the National Geographic Underground Railroad Interactive Activity. 

    Visit Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad to see what a second grade class in Sleepy Hollow, New York has learned about Harriet Tubman.



    Section 3.5 of the 5th Grade D181 Information Literacy Standards:

    Cite sources used with guidance


    Use this bibliography worksheet  to gather information about the sources you use in this project.  Turn this sheet in with your written script.



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