A great resource with many
original documents, descriptions of battles, samples of civil-war era music, and a lot of useful information and images that
could be used in a lesson.
This is a collection of civil-war
era photographs that teachers could use in power-points or on bulletin boards as visuals.
This could be used by teachers
to organize how they would teach their lessons.
A collection of mini trivia
quizzes that teachers can use in the classroom or base their own quizzes on.
This is a site made with
lesson plans and fun activities that teachers can use, it has some really creative ideas for things students can do!
Another comprehensive website
that has information, photographs, illustrations, timelines, and original documents teachers can use in the classroom.
Matthew Brady was a renowned
photojournalist from the civil war era that candidly shot images from battles, the aftermath of battles, and the people involved
in the war. The photographs could be used in the classroom, but the link probably
should not be given directly to the students, as some of the photographs are rather graphically violent.
This is a lesson plan for
teachers where they would have their students work in groups to create a newsletter, or “gazette,” about the civil
This is a great resource
for teachers, where children’s literature concerning the civil war is listed and reviewed for classroom use.
This is a website both for
teachers and students, where they will learn how to analyze a civil war photograph.
There is a section for teachers, where it is explained how to teach this to a class, and then there is a step by step
lesson for students.
A lesson plan for teachers
with information about how to present the material to students, as well as have fun activities that the class can do.
Another lesson plan site,
this one has activities for every section that students will study. Activities
are a great way for kids to have fun while they’re learning about the subject, so it’s great a lot of ideas are
Lesson plans again, but this
one also has visuals that teachers could use in power-points or with their class to give them examples of what life was like
More activities for students,
with great ideas that students at the 5th grade level could really get involved with and learn from.
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/hcarter/webquest.htmThis is an activity teachers can assign
their students where the students pretend they are someone living during the era of the civil war, and write a diary from
that point of view.