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Showing Grade 8, Unit 10, Civil War
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Abraham Lincoln Assassination

http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site by a teacher of American history includes much information about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Among the resources are a copy of the 1865 Conspiracy Trial, the text of Booth's diary, Mr. Lincoln's last day and Surrat's 1870 lecture charging that there was a conspiracy involved in the assassination. Standard 8.10.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 60

Abraham Lincoln Online

http://www.netins.net/showcase/creative/lincoln.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a resource of information and links about Abraham Lincoln. It includes speeches, writings and news of current Lincoln studies and events. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, and 8.10.4

Comments: A thorough resource for information on the 16th President of the United States. Explores most facets of Lincoln's life in and out of politics.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 62

Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/inaug/lincoln1.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Discover from this speech why Lincoln worked so hard to preserve the American union and what he believed about the fugitive slave laws that then existed. Standard 8.10.4

Comments: Compare Lincoln's ideas about the basic law of America to those of the seceding states.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 63

Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address.

http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres32.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In this short speech on March 4, 1865, Lincoln ushers in his second term promising "...with malice toward none, and charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work..." of the civil war and rebuild the nation. Standard 8.10.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 64

Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia (1865)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=39

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The surrender formalities to end the Civil War lasted 4 days. On April 9, 1865, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a house in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to discuss the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. The terms were generous: The men of Lee's army could return home in safety if they pledged to end the fighting and deliver their arms to the Union Army. A supporting visual primary source, Mclean House, Appomattox Court House, Va., where the capitulation was signed by Lee and Grant, by Mathew Brady may be found at http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=103 Standard 8.10.6

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 316

Civil War 1861-1863

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog11/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the first years of the Civil War, through the Battle of Gettysburg at this Annenberg Biography of America site. Explore the battle sites of the Civil War, with close-ups of the campaigns for Richmond and Vicksburg. Read the full transcript of the video program for which the site was created. A Webography links to sites with related primary and secondary source materials. Standards 8.10.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 719

Civil War Letters from Captain Richard W. Burt

http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~lstevens/burt/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The soldier's view of the Civil War comes alive through Captain Richard Burt's poems, songs and commentary. Standard 8.10.5

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 725

Civil War Photographs

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The American Memory Civil War Photographs site has arranged the images chronologically by campaign in three areas of the United States: 1) the main eastern theater, 2) the Federal Navy and the seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic coast of the Confederacy, and 3) the war in the west. Examine photographs produced during the Civil War as a means of understanding the technological process which posed both possibilities and limitations in production. How can photographs be used as evidence to represent a given time period in American history? 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. Standard 8.10.5, 8.10.6, and 8.10.7

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 728

Colored Troops in the Civil War

http://americancivilwar.com/colored/histofcoloredtroops.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Approximately 180,000 African-Americans comprising 163 units served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and many more African-Americans served in the Union Navy. Both free Africans-Americans and runaway slaves joined the fight. This is a brief site describing several of the important battles and a timeline. Standards 8.10.6, and 8.10.7

Comments: This is general information but provides important data on an oft ignored aspect of the Civil War.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 758

Coming of the Civil War

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog10/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Sectional differences between North and South become an all-out crisis in the 1850's. Learn about the succession of incidents that heated up the conflict from Bleeding Kansas to the opening volley of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. Standards 8.9.3 and 8.10.1

Comments: This Biography of America site has an interactive map, the full text of the video for which it was developed, a webography and an interactive timeline. To get full use of the site, the Flash plugin is needed.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 764

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