Civil War Era Inventors and Inventions Teacher Resources

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Artsgenesis: Civil War Tapestry

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore the Civil War and the many emotions that emerged during this era. The teacher arranges students in groups of families and prepares them to simulate typical responses during this era. The Civil War and Gettysburg is...
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Post-Civil War American History

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine significant events in Post-Civil War America. In this Post-Civil War lesson, 5th graders investigate the important events after the war in 19th century America. They read primary source documents about six topics...
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Technologies of the Civil War

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover new and interesting technologies of the Civil War. In this Civil War portfolio of lessons, 5th graders analyze primary resources, develop new vocabulary, investigate websites, and create a time line of new...
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The Civil War: A Nation Divided

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the clash between the North and the South. In this Civil War lesson plan, students watch segments of the Discovery video "The Civil War: A Nation Divided". Students conduct further research pertaining to the economies...
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The Civil War 1850–1865

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the American Civil War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Trains, Telegraphs, and Steamships: War’s New Weapons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the technological weapons of the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson plan, students research the use of trains, telegraphs, and steamships in the war. Students write newspaper articles pertaining to the new weaponry.
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The Pre-Civil War Era (1815–1850)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive U.S. history activity, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about 19th century America. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive activity.
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Cotton Pickin' Before and After the Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the impact of cotton. In this economics lesson, students listen to a lecture presented by their instructor on the Southern crop of cotton and its impact on the South prior to and following the Civil War. Students...
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Civil War Kids

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders view a Powerpoint about lives of children during the Civil War and compare their lives to the lives of those children. In this Civil War Kids lesson plan, 2nd graders discuss similarities and differences between their...
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Civil War Research

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research different aspects of the Civil War using various multi-media techniques. Students create a report based on their research that includes views of the war from the point of view of the North, South and slaves.
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Inventions of the Civil War

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research Civil War inventions. In this creative problem solving instructional activity, 3rd graders look at inventions from the Civil War and how they influence life today. In cooperative learning groups, students pick and...
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A Nation Divided: Why Couldn't They Just Get Along?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine both perspectives of the Civil War as related to the differing economies. In this nation divided lesson, 4th graders view primary sources, examine paper money and a political chart, and review recruitment posters. 
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Iron Thunder: Literature Circle Questions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Discussion questions and a list of post-reading activities for Iron Thunder, Avi's fictionalized account of the Civil War battle in which the Monitor was sunk, are provided by this two-page packet. Also included are a listing of other...
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Road to War Assessment

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this American Civil War worksheet, students respond to 20 short answer, multiple choice, and true or false questions about the events that led to the outbreak of war.
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Norbert Rillieux, Thermodynamics and Chemical Engineering

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The man who invented the earliest examples of chemical engineering was an American-born, French-educated, free man of color before the Civil War, and went on to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. There is something of interest for almost...
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Was There an Industial Revolution? Americans at Work Before the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students tabulate the First Industrial Revolution where a significant number of inventions and innovations appeared transforming American life. Cite examples of change (ex. telegraph) in the lives of Americans during the era of question....
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Civil Rights and the 1950s

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of...
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Chalkboard Challenge: Social Studies Online

For Teachers 5th
If used as an independent review, this presentation could be a quick way for students to study U.S. History facts. Since it only presents a few simple facts, it would not be adequate for a comprehensive review, but a teacher could...
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Civil War Time Line

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students draw a time line on graph paper on a scale of one square to every five years beginning in 1770 and ending at 2000. They place historic events and inventions in their correct time period on the time line, and add their birthday...
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Should US Officials & Health Professionals be Investigated for War Crimes?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore ethical issues. In this human rights lesson, students read articles and documents related to torture used in government investigations and if medical ethical guidelines were adhered to. Students respond to discussion...
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Was There an Industrial Revolution? Americans at Work Before the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the First U.S. Industrial Revolution. They identify positive and negative effects of early industrialization, read first-hand accounts, role-play and interview individuals, and participate in a debate.
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I Want To Take A Picture In 1866!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the role of technology. In the Civil War lesson, 8th graders look at the advent of photography and determine the impact of photography on the Civil War.
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The Impact of Inventions on Life in America - Cereal Box Project

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students investigate U.S. history by examining technology post Civil War. In this inventions lesson, students view a slide-show of images demonstrating how the U.S. transformed into an industrial powerhouse in the late 1800's. Students...
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Deciphering Morse Code

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners write and decode messages using Morse code, as Civil War soldiers might have done. They use a worksheet imbedded in this lesson plan to help them experience morse code.