Civil War

This Civil War website also includes:

Did you know that more than three million people fought in the Civil War? Through artifacts, graphics, and passages class members learn about the stark divide between North and South that led to the war, as well as about the events that occurred during the conflict. The interactive nature of the website keeps intermediate, middle, and high schoolers engaged.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign learners to watch a short, introductory video about the Civil War at home
  • Flip your class by asking learners to read certain chapters at home, such as "Legacy: Reconstruction," where they can also reflect on what they read
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prep work by either printing out the website or providing devices with an Internet connection
Pros
  • Teaches primary source analysis skills by showing a picture of an artifact and the history behind it
  • Pupil click on the image to learn more about the artifact
  • Connects the text with real-life Americans from the past and helps scholars put themselves in other people's shoes
Cons
  • None