Teaching the Civil War with Technology. Ideas for teaching the Civil War
The purpose of this website is to provide you with lesson plans, tools, tips, and strategies for teaching the American Civil War. Overview of the need to teach the American Civil War “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” This simple sentence was spoken on November 19, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln when he gave the now famous Gettysburg Address and it reminds us of how important it is that we take every opportunity to teach our students about the American Civil War. The reason for this can be summed up by the late author and historian Shelby Foote: “Any understanding of this nation has to be based and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War.