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Economics of the North and South Before the Civil War
5 mins 9th - 12th
How did economic issues lead to war? Viewers watch an AP review video to examine one of the main causes of the American Civil War, the Tariff of Abominations. They examine the issues concerning the economies of the North and South prior...
Women's Lives Before the Civil War
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Women's lifestyles before the Civil War made a huge impact as a point of causation. Give middle schoolers the opportunity to view firsthand the lives of women before the Civil War. They analyze primary source documents, view photographs,...
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
18 mins 8th - 11th
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker...
American Civil War: Conflicting Newspaper Reports
7th - 12th
Students examine the happenings at the Battle of Antietam from all sides. For this American Civil War lesson, students analyze newspapers accounts from different perspectives regarding the battle and then write their own accounts of the...
Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Shiloh
18 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a birds-eye view of the Civil War with an instructive video about the Battle of Shiloh. Paced over the four-day period in which Confederate troops were forced into retreat, the video presents both a strategic and tactical glimpse of...
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Chickamauga
22 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
One small miscommunication can be extremely costly on the battlefield. The Battle of Chickamauga is a historical example of how the best-laid strategy can be destroyed with a single mistake — in this case, Major General Rosecrans'...
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Vicksburg
21 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Many consider the 1862 siege at Vicksburg to be the turning point of the American Civil War. Learn more about the necessity of Vicksburg for both the Confederacy and the Union — and the importance of its conquest on July 4, 1862 — with a...