Friday, March 4, 2011

Award-Winning Author Writes Civil War Field Trip Activity Book

“With the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War starting in 2011, it is a truly teachable “four-year” moment for kids to understand that history has happened all around them! All they need to do is take a step out their backdoor!” says award-winning author Carole Marsh. Nothing will leave a better impression then seeing some of the sights where the soldiers fought and made history.

The Civil War Field Trip Activity Book is filled with activities for kids at or on the way home from a Civil War field trip. The book’s activities include scavenger hunts, coded messages, word scrambles, matching problems, civil war math problems, fill-in-the-blanks, and more!

There are so many Civil War sites to visit, and the new book from Marsh makes field trips and family outings even more interesting and educational for kids. The book’s kid-friendly format helps make the most out of visiting Civil War sites! With summer right around the corner, many people are making plans to visit Civil War battlefields near and far. The top 10 Civil War sites according to Fodor’s:

1. Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia
2. Fort Sumter, South Carolina
3. Manassas/Bull Run, Virginia
4. Shiloh, Tennessee
5. Antietam, Maryland
6. Fredericksburg, Virginia
7. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
8. Richmond, Virginia
9. Petersburg, Virginia
10. Appomattox, Virginia

Carole Marsh is founder and CEO of Gallopade, a 31-year-old publisher of Marsh’s The Student’s Civil War, Georgia Civil War Reproducible Activity Book and other children’s books. Further information is available at

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