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317 resources with the concept wars

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Deborah Sampson Gannett: A Woman Soldier in the Revolutionary War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Fact or fiction: Women fought as soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The resource highlights the life of Deborah Sampson Gannett, a woman who disguised herself as a man to fight during the war. Academics decipher a legal document and...
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Fort Sumter: Secessionville

For Students 8th - 12th
The Battle of Secessionville was a Confederate victory that helped save Charleston. Academics learn about the Civil War battle of Secessionville that resulted in a win for the Confederacy and protected the town of Charleston from the...
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Much More than Brick and Mortar

For Students 8th - 12th
Take a look at where it all began: Fort Sumter. Individuals learn about the history of Fort Sumter, the location of the first battle of the Civil War. Fort Sumter was also important to the defense of the Confederate city of Charleston....
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Fort Sumter: Taking Morris Island

For Students 8th - 12th
The capture of Morris Island was one of many Northern attempts to capture Fort Sumter. Budding historians learn about the Northern Army's efforts to invade Charleston by taking Morris Island, which was part of Fort Sumter. An informative...
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Fort Sumter: Siege Of Charleston

For Students 8th - 12th
The Northern Army finally takes Fort Sumter during the Siege of Charleston! The resource explains the Siege of Charleston and the ultimate victory of the North. Academics learn about the Northern assault on the Fort that left it in ruins...
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Fort Sumter: 1861-1863

For Students 8th - 12th
Discover why Fort Sumter was an important strategic defense for the Confederate Army. An informative resource highlights the Confederates' efforts to rebuild Fort Sumter after the initial attack by the Northern Army. Scholars also learn...
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On This Day: The Battle at Antietam

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The Battle of Antietam was the deadliest day of the Civil War. An eye-opening video is filmed at the Antietam battlefield and provides pupils with an overview of the battle. Academics learn the military strategy General Lee and McClellan...
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On This Day: The Battle of the Alamo

For Students 7th - 12th
A thought-provoking resource shares information on the Battle of the Alamo and its lasting impact on history. Scholars learn about Davy Crockett, a famous frontiersman, killed defending the Alamo. Video clips also explain that...
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Post-1865: Effects of the War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An engaging lesson focuses on the impact of the war and Lincoln's plan for Reconstruction had on the United States. Historians analyze primary documents, such as Constitutional Amendments and newspaper experts. They also participate in...
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Remembering the Fallen

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A thought-provoking instructional activity showcases Civil War battlefield monuments to demonstrate how fallen soldiers are remembered. High school scholars compare Union and Confederate monuments to learn how each group commemorated the...
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Preserving the Memory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young historians explore ways to help preserve historic battlefields and artifacts. Designed for secondary scholars, the resource focuses on Civil War battlefields and the National Registrar of Historic Places Application. Pupils also...
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African Americans After the Civil War

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young historians learn what life was like in the South during the Reconstruction era. They complete hands-on-activities and participate in group discussion to understand how experiences varied between African Americans and white...
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1864-1865: Bringing the War to an End

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An interesting lesson plan explains the last battles of the war and the terms of the Articles of Surrender. It also analyzes the election of 1864 with copies of the Baltimore and Chicago platforms. To conclude the lesson, academics...
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Gettysburg 360

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An interactive site allows scholars to explore the Gettysburg battlefield up close, read soldiers' accounts, and view images of the event. In addition, enrichment activities enhance young historians' experience with Gettysburg 360.  
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The Home Front

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young historians explore life on the home front during the Civil War with primary documents and a series of writing prompts. They also watch a presentation and use a worksheet to compare how communication methods have changed over time....
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Chancellorsville 360

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Experience a Civil War battlefield up close. Chancellorsville 360 allows scholars to explore the battlefield in an interactive format. The site demonstrates the layout of the battlefield, strategies, and key events. Created for high...
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Life At War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A thought-provoking lesson plan explores what life was like for Civil War soldiers. With a presentation, group discussion, and writing activity, academics learn about camp living conditions, what soldiers ate, and how they dressed. 
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Battle of the Somme

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Battle of the Somme was a conflict that raged on for months. Academics view a presentation and read text excerpts from newspaper articles to understand the events that turned the battle into a long conflict. The presentation also...
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Getting with the Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
A seven-step lesson introduces the emergence of computer sciences and the contributions women made to the profession after World War II. Several science experiments offer pupils a hands-on learning experience that showcases parabolas,...
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Soviets in Berlin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school historians use their knowledge of WWII to analyze a photo of the Soviets entering Berlin. The social studies assessment is comprised of two short answer questions to assess academics' understanding of the historical...
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Napalm in Vietnam

For Students 9th - 12th
An assessment requires high school scholars to use their knowledge of the Vietnam War while analyzing primary sources. A short answer format asks pupils to identify the image and explain the significance of using napalm during the...
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The American Revolution

For Teachers 4th
An empowering lesson explores the causes and complaints that led to the American Revolution. Young scholars, starting in fourth grade, complete hands-on activities, role play, and create cartoons to understand the American Revolution and...
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On This Day: The End of the French and Indian War

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Most Americans don't connect the French and Indian War with the American Revolution. Yet, scholars consider the expensive war as a major cause of the conflict. Watching video clips of historians speaking about the conflict, budding...
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Spanish-American War

For Students 4th - 12th
Though short in duration, the Spanish-American War is an integral part of history. The video discusses the causes of the war, what brought the 13-week war to a close, and describes the conflict between democratic ideals and racist...