Travel back to 1862 and spend a year with the Wheelers, an African-American family in New York City, and the Parkhursts, a Caucasian family in Charleston, South Carolina. Eleven-year-old Emily Parkhurst and twelve-year-old Timothy Wheeler share the fun, adventure, and hard work of their daily lives in this book. They’ll show your child how to play games and make toys and crafts from 1862. Your child will make apple pandowdy and gingerbread; send top-secret messages in Morse code; gather materials for crafting evergreen wreaths and pinecone turkeys; and sculpt a miniature sheep out of homemade clay dough.Civil War Days contains many more fun, hands-on projects and activities. This educational and entertaining book is also filled with interesting historical information and facts about growing up in days gone by. Your child will discover how different (and how similar) life was for American kids in history.