Sword of Freedom ($80)
The Civil War! Scholars enter a semester-long simulation pitting the North against the South as they learn to navigate difficult issues such as states rights vs. federal control, constitutionality of secession, and slavery. In a crucial time in our nation's history, human nature is explored in a war that resulted in brother fighting against brother in a conflict where both sides believed they were doing God's will.
Scholars advance in rank by completing assignments. Top ranking soldiers will ultimately earn a Civil War replica sword. Scholars are challenged to read great classics, decide and discuss their opinions, give presentations, memorize the Gettysburg Address, and write a research paper about one of their heroes from the time period.