Women in the Civil War

Vivandieres and cantinieres, nurses and soldiers, loyalists and unionists. A primary source set provides young historians an opportunity to investigate the many roles women played in the United States Civil War. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate and then compare the role women played in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Middle East conflicts
Classroom Considerations
  • If all class members have access to devices with internet, save the cost of copying and load the materials on these devices
  • The detailed teaching guide includes discussion questions and activities
  • Features some of the roles African American women played during the Civil War
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