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Civil War Battles & Civil War Casualties Interactive Map. American Experience . Reconstruction: The Second Civil War . About the Film. History: American Civil War for Kids. Back to History for Kids The American Civil War was fought between southern and northern states of the United States.

History: American Civil War for Kids

The southern states didn't want to be part of the United States any more and decided to make their own country. However, the northern states wanted to stay one country. Search. HarpWeek: Explore History. Home. Student Resources. Whether you have to write a report, finish a big project or just want to learn more about the Civil War, we can help!

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The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War. Civil War Biographies. National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The Confederate Capital Falls — History.com Video. Life and Culture Introduction. Civil War-A Soldier's Diary. Civil War Prison Camps. A Diary of Prison Life: Andersonville and Florence, SC by Samuel Elliot, Private, Company A,7th Pennsylvania Reserves/36th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. NOTE.

A Diary of Prison Life: Andersonville and Florence, SC by Samuel Elliot, Private, Company A,7th Pennsylvania Reserves/36th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

—Samuel Elliot, of Carlisle, a private in Company A, kept a Diary of his prison life, and after his release published it in a neat pamphlet of seventy-five pages. The following extracts in confirmation of the statements in the text, and as illustrative of life, or rather death at Andersonville, are here given: Sunday, May 22. -Arrived at Andersonville, sixty miles from Macon. Here we were drawn into line and counted off into nineties, which constituted a detachment. "if there is any man among you who can write his name let him step two paces to the front;" the whole ninety, with one or two exceptions, stepped to the front; he then called for a Sergeant who could write his name; after getting one, placed us in his charge; our names were taken and we were marched into a prison containing about thirteen acres of ground, surrounded by a high stockade built of heavy pine logs and closely guarded by numerous sentinels who stood on elevated boxes overlooking the camp.

Monday 23. Thursday 26. How The Civil War Soldiers Lived. African American Odyssey: The Civil War (Part 1) Abraham Lincoln's election led to secession and secession to war.

African American Odyssey: The Civil War (Part 1)

When the Union soldiers entered the South, thousands of African Americans fled from their owners to Union camps. The Union officers did not immediately receive an official order on how to manage this addition to their numbers. U.S. Civil War 1861-1865. Reconstruction. The Civil War War: American History Glossary. Introducing the Civil War Trust's Battle Apps. Never Lost, Always Informed Top » Each of our Civil War Battle App® guides includes detailed, GPS-enabled battle maps that will show you your location on the battlefield.

Introducing the Civil War Trust's Battle Apps

Many of our Battle App guides also include various time-phased maps that will allow you to see where Union and Confederate units were located on the battlefield at various key moments. Walk where the Hampton Legion or Iron Brigade stood – the units and your location are right on the map. We’ve partnered with NeoTreks to produce accurate mobile GPS touring apps. Your Virtual Battlefield Guide The Civil War Trust has partnered with leading historians to produce a wealth of historical content for each Battle App®.

Access videos from leading battlefield historians. Battle Resources at Your Fingertips Ever wander out onto a battlefield and wish you had your Civil War library with you? Native apps for iOS and AndroidAugmented Reality Field Glasses®GPS-enabled battle maps Field Glasses® – Our Battlefield Augmented Reality Viewer. Civil War Webquest. Civil War Reconstruction: A Webquest. Civil War Exploration. Have you ever been to the zoo or a science fair?

Civil War Exploration

These places set up exhibits in which a great deal of important information can be put into a relatively small area. This is your objective, but instead of narrowing down your exhibit and taking away your creativity, I am allowing your group to be as creative as you choose, as well as take responsibility on how you feel this project should be completed. A great way to work through this is to actually put yourself into that time period.

As I have done several times in class, I may use costumes to give the class a sense of the time period. I am not asking you to dress in costume, that would be completely up to you. Read The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America by Robert Pierce Forbes. Teaching the Civil War with Technology. Ideas for teaching the Civil War. The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady. Standards Correlations This lesson correlates to the National History Standards.

The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady

Era 5 -Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) Standard 2B -Demonstrate understanding of the social experience of the war on the battlefield and homefront. This lesson correlates to the National Standards for Civics and Government. Standard III.A.1 -Explain how the U. S. Constitutional Connection. The Civil War. Primary Source Sets - For Teachers. Teachers Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and PoeA selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Primary Source Sets - For Teachers

Documents. Civil War-Free Federal Resources. American Slave Narratives. From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration.

American Slave Narratives

These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered. Each narrative taken alone offers a fragmentary, microcosmic representation of slave life.