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    Curriculum Connections:
    Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War

    Read other books set during the Civil War. Discuss what "facts" about the Civil War are included in the books. Find out if those "facts" are events/people that actually occurred or lived during the Civil War.

  • See the book list on the Tucson-Pima Public Library's site, Civil War Fiction.

  • Refer to the book list on the Grand Rapids, Michigan library's site, Civl War Teen Fiction.

  • Refer to the book list on the Tempe (Arizona) library's site Historical Fiction - - scroll down to Civil War.

Connect to Other Resources

  • Connect with Small Planet's Civil War Unit. This unit includes additional titles to read as well as a number of other Civil War Links. Lesson plan for an upper elementary unit on the Civil War containing links to other Internet sites that can provide valuable cross-curricular materials.

  • Many families in the colonies and during pioneer days "home schooled" their children. In present day, even though there are established public schools, some families are returning to home schooling. One family has dubbed their home school -- "Home School in the Woods" and has developed several units of study. Visit their "Civil War" unit pages for some fresh ideas on getting your learners involved in a study of the Civil War. Many good books are suggested, great ideas for creating a time line, using a homemade journal, and writing. Check it out.

    Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War. Illustrated by John Winch. (2002) Holiday House. ISBN: 0823416089. 32 pg. Picture Book/Historical Fiction.

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