Send spy-enthusiasts ages 8 to 12 behind enemy lines with top-secret Civil War history
When it comes to getting kids interested in history, the secretive tales of spies are a great place to start. Filled with exciting stories about the brave men and women who served in plain clothes, this unique look into the Civil War helps history come alive through explorations of cunning plots, inventive gadgets, and clever disguises that are sure to fascinate kids.
Go beyond other Civil War books for kids with:
- A complete overview—This book teaches kids about the Civil War and the many spies that played key roles in the conflict.
- Spy tools—Kids will discover the unbelievable ways spies outsmarted their enemies with boiled eggs, fake cannons, and signal flags.
- Illustrated history—Awesome full-color drawings of historical moments, spy gadgets, battle maps, and more keep kids engaged.
Show kids how exciting learning about US history can be with Spies in the Civil War for Kids
DAN LEWER has been teaching history for 11 years and was named the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Hawai’i History Teacher of the Year in 2020. Dan runs an online education program and YouTube channel, History For Humans (history4humans.com), that provides engaging, story-based lectures for students and teachers.
"Dan Lewer's a master storyteller who brings to life the everyday people upon whom the fate of our nation depended during our darkest hour. He reaffirms my faith that great stories—and teachers like Dan—can change the world." —Dr. Glen Coleman, HP Teaching Fellow, social studies teacher, and author of 100 or Nothing: Reimagining Success in the Classroom
"Dan Lewer is an expert teacher and wrote his book, Spies in the Civil War for Kids, masterfully. It is accessible for middle school readers and does not shy away from talking to them, in a developmentally appropriate way, about the hard history behind the Civil War. It gives attention to those whose history is given less attention in the triumphs of history, especially women and the enslaved." —CherylAnne Amendola, history teacher