New Book tells the Story of the Confederate Steam Torpedo Boat CSS DavidIn October, 1863, the steam torpedo boat David attacked the Federal Ironclad USS New Ironsides outside Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War. This small boat, sometimes known as "The Little David", helped change naval warfare forever. Junior History Press now offers a new book that tells the story of this amazing little ship. The book is "The Confederate Steam Torpedo Boat CSS DAVID" by Gerald F. Teaster. The book is illustrated by Rick Rowland. The price of the book is $9.95 plus shipping. Books may be bought with credit cards via PayPal by clicking on the "Buy Now" below. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.
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A full size replica of the David is on display at the Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner, SC. Like the Hunley replica, the David replica was also designed and built by instructors and students at the BCD Technical Education Center (now Trident Technical College.) Click button for story.
The story of the full size replica of the David at the Berkeley County Museum and how it was built.
New Thematic Unit Study Guide for use in schools tells story of Charleston's Civil War History and the CSS David.
Junior History Press now offers a Thematic Unit Study Guide based on the CSS David. A Unit Study Guide based on the H. L. Hunley has been available for the last few years and has been very succesful. The new book The Confederate Steam Torpedo Boat CSS DAVID makes this possible. Many Low Country students have seen the David replica at The Old Santee Canal in Moncks Corner. Student interest in the story of the David gives the teacher an opportunity to introduce other information related to the Civil War. Through the David, the student can begin to see the causes of the war and the blockade. They start to understand the reasons for the desperate actions of the men who built the little boat. They can gain an understanding of how the War affected people on both sides. They learn the full story of how the David was built, how it was operated and what happened to it. The Thematic Unit uses the new book The Confederate Steam Torpedo Boat CSS David. The Guide incorporate topics in History, Science, Mathematics, Geography and Social Studies as they relate to the David and Charleston's role in the Civil War. The Guide also supports and reinforces many of the Educational Standards that have been put in place by the South Carolina Department of Education in Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.
Access the Support Page for the Thematic Unit Study Guide on Charleston's Civil War History and the CSS David.This page provides help and assistance for teachers, parents, students and others that are using the Junior History Press Thematic Unit Study Guide relating to the David and to Charleston and the Civil War. Choose this page by clicking button to find updated, active links for internet sites referenced in the Study Guide.
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