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Bull Run

Description: Bull Run tells the stories of sixteen different people whose lives intersect at the battle at Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War. It was commonly thought that this battle near a little creek called "Bull Run," would be the last battle of the Civil War. Respond to literature using interpretive, critical and evaluative processes. Produce responses to a major theme in the book in the form of letter and journal writing. Standard 8.10.6

Author: Barbara Garrison, SCORE Language Arts Cyberguide

Lesson ID: 173

Choices and Commitments: Soldiers at Gettysburg

Description: On July 11, 1863 Lieut. John James of the Virginia Infantry of the Confederate States of America sat down to write his family about his experiences at Gettysburg. He was at a loss for words to describe the fighting in which half of the men with whom he had marched into battle the hour before were now casualties. Standards 8.10.6 and 8.10.7

Author: John Andrews, Gettysburg National Military Park

Lesson ID: 215

Civil War Andersonville Prison: An Economic Microcosm

Description: How did prisoners in Andersonville Prison cope with the scarce resources they had to provide for their needs? Learn how people deal with scarcity in the face of unlimited economic wants by devising command or market economic systems. Standards 8.10.7 and 12.1.1

Author: Focus on Economics: U.S. History, Nebraska Council on Economic Education

Lesson ID: 225

Civil War Photographs: Does the Camera Ever Lie?

Description: Photographers often want to communicate a thought or emotion with their work. Although the camera lens views the world impartially, the photographer constantly judges, deciding what to photograph and how to photograph it -- focusing on creating a strong image that will communicate the desired message. The words that accompany a photograph may also influence the way we "read" the picture. The examples in this special presentation have been drawn from Alexander Gardner's 1865 Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War. They reveal that in order to achieve a more striking effect or to cater to the interest of the public, Gardner sometimes rearranged the elements in his photographs or departed from the facts in his writing. Standards 8.10.6 and 8.10.7. Analysis Skills: Research, Analysis and Point of View - Assess credibility of primary and secondary sources and draw sound conclusions.

Author: Bill Friedheim and Donna Thompson, Borough of Manhattan Community College and American Social History Project

Lesson ID: 227

Civil War Terms and People

Description: Here are four simple online activities including a matching game, a concentration game, a word search, and flash cards for building general knowledge about Civil War events and people. Standard 8.10.0

Author: QUIA Web

Lesson ID: 1340

Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross

Description: Constructed in 1891, Clara Barton's three story home just outside of Washington was built to house not only its owner but Red Cross supplies to help victims of natural disasters or war. Explore the life and contributions of Ms Barton through this famous place. Standard 8.10.7 and 11.10.7

Author: Joan Pryor, Clara Barton National Historic Site

Lesson ID: 228

Drummer Boy of Shiloh

Description: In this Language Arts SCORE CyberGuide, students will read Ray Bradbury's short story The Drummer Boy of Shiloh and study the fictional account of a young teenage boy's passage into manhood during America's bloodiest battle. Students will find information about a "real" drummer boy of the civil war and participate in a small group discussion. Students will view various Civil War photos and then "become" one of the people photographed. Students will either write a diary entry or a letter as one of the characters. Standards 8.10.6 and 8.10.7

Author: Barbara Bras

Lesson ID: 331

Eve of the Civil War: Factory vs. Plantation in the North and South

Description: Develop a foundation on which to understand the basic disagreements between North and South. Through the investigation of primary source documents - photographs, census information and other archival documents - gain an appreciation of everyday life in the North and South, changes occurring in the lives of ordinary Americans, and some of the major social and economic issues of the years before the Civil War. Standards 8.6.1 and 8.7.1

Author: EDSitement, National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson ID: 364

Exploring First Person Female Narratives Related to Sherman's March to the Sea

Description: This lesson plan uses first person narratives from the Documenting the American South collection to demonstrate differences in perspective related to historical events, in this case, Sherman's march to the sea. It encourages students to compare the views of two southern ladies with that of a Union soldier.

Author: Meghan McGlinn, University of North Carolina

Lesson ID: 1348

Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War

Description: The issues of emancipation and military service were intertwined from the onset of the Civil War. There were a series of laws passed to free slaves whose masters were in the Confederate military. Laws were changed to allow African Americans to fight for the Union. Examine documents including a recruiting poster from the time. Write a journal entry and compare the issues faced in the 1860s to those faced during the Korean War when the military was finally fully integrated. Standard 8.10.5

Author: Digital Classroom, Teaching with Documents

Lesson ID: 404

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