Technology During the Civil War

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In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during the Civil War. Engaging text introduces readers to edged weapons, rifle-barreled guns, Minié balls, repeating carbines, cannons, howitzers, mortars, ironclad ships, the Gatling gun, the telegraph machine, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF025130, JNF007090
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science & Technology
Copyright 2017
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2016-12-15
ISBN 9781680784114, 9781680797640
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 973.7
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 188075
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Table of contents, Infographics, Detailed maps, and Reviewed
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Military Technologies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The complicated relationship between technology and war is explored, from the Revolutionary War to the battles waged in Vietnam. Tracing the advancement of military technologies over the course of roughly 200 years, each volume focuses on the weapons used during a specific war and their impact on combat; with each subsequent conflict, readers better comprehend how the evolution of these technologies impacted warfare and why military leaders sought “improvements,” or ways to counter enemy weaponry through continued development. Sections entitled “How It Works” and “…On the Battlefield” provide students with a more detailed understanding of the basic operation and use of a particular ­technology. An informative interdisciplinary addition to most collections.

Author: Joanne Mattern