Famous Figures of the Civil War
Now children ages six to twelve years old can join the battle for liberty and make movable paper cut-out action figures of courageous men and women of the American Civil War. If you have a child who dreads reading but loves art and drama, the Famous Figures series is the perfect history supplement for him.
Each meticulous Famous Figures of the Civil War illustration is based on authentic paintings and sculptures. Colorful characters are printed on heavy cardstock with perforated pages for trouble-free removal, and a letter key is included on the back of each figure for easy assembly. Cut out the pieces, punch holes where directed, attach some common fasteners, and your Famous Figures of the Civil War are ready to take center stage as your child reenacts momentous events in American history.
If your student is an avid artist, she will be pleased to discover that a colorable version of each figure is also included on the same sturdy cardstock. Fill in each Famous Figure of the Civil War with colors as realistic or exotic as you wish.
Famous Figures of the Civil War: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble, by Cathy Diez-Luckie, allows children to perform historical reenactments or create new stories using ten of the most important figures of the Civil War. Figures include Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, a Confederate soldier, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and a Union soldier.
Publisher: Figures in Motion
Author: Cathy Diez-Luckie
Awards and Endorsements:
Mom's Choice Gold Award
2009 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Book Publishers Awards
2009 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
2009 IndieFab Award Finalist
Independent Book Publishers Association - Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist
2009 Family Choice Award
These are so fun! I throw in a YouTube video to go along with these while we are building the dolls.
A fun approach to history.
Our son enjoys using the figures with history
We are doing American history this year, so this is perfect. I like for my kids to have tangible objects for lessons when we read biographies. These are very nice quality.
My daughter loves Abraham Lincoln so I knew she would love these “paper dolls”. She was able to do interactive lessons with these!
We enjoy these activity booklets. While I read the story of the world that corresponds with this, the kids are busy assembling or coloring their famous figure of the era. I like that there is a colored and a non colored version so they can also design their own, gets them thinking a little about the fashion of the era.