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Civil War Lesson Plans

Civil War Lesson Plans, Civil War Resources, Civil War Images


American Civil War Lesson Plans

Civil War Paintings and Photographs
Purpose: To explore how photography changed our image of war.

Lesson Plan: The Civil War
The following lesson plan for an upper elementary unit on the Civil War contains links to other Internet sites that can provide valuable cross-curricular materials for you and your students.

Literature of the U.S. Civil War
This literature unit, Literature of the U.S. Civil War, is designed to help fourth and fifth grade students to gain a greater appreciation for literature through reading novels that integrate with the social studies curriculum

Role Playing the Civil War
The purpose of this unit is to provide a frame for the students to use in evaluating both points of view in the Civil War.

The Civil War Home Page 
Fantastic site!  Probably the best on the net. American Civil War, maps, regiments, reenactments, letters, quotes, sounds...they have it all.  Don't miss this one!!

Civil War Image Map
 A map that allows you to pick on state of interest and it displays the American Civil War for that state.  Go check it out!!

The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection, Library of Congress
Contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.

Gettysburg - Unofficial Visitor's Guide
An excellent site devoted to Gettysburg including activities, places to visit, images of the battlefield, National Park Service information, Gettysburg related diaries and much more.