Civil War Resources
& 5th Grade US History Sources - Civil War http://www.learning.caliberinc.com/
Nation Divided http://www.stonewall.fayette.k12.ky.us/cwwebquest/civilwar.htm
- The Civil War brought out many emotions for both the North and the South.
Friends, families and even states were torn apart. After completing this
webquest, you will be able to describe what it was like to be a Confederate
or Union soldier.
Lincoln Online http://www.netins.net/showcase/creative/lincoln.html
writings, a quiz, historic places and Lincoln resources.
Civil War Homepage http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/
information and pictures about the Civil War.
Civil War http://hyperion.advanced.org/3055/netscape/
to the American Civil War web site. It is the intent of the creators of
this web site to give the visitor a feel for the war and exactly how costly
and tragic it really was. The Civil War Experience is a series of pages
designed as a presentation.
Civil War Theme http://www.connectingstudents.com/themes/civilwar.htm
Students Through Themes and Units - a great wealth of resources from all
over the Web - Lists sites devoted to individual explorers as well as
the Stone Wall/ Civil War http://www.JATRUCK.COM/stonewall/
this site! It depicts the Civil War battlefield of the Battle of Gettysburg,
and panoramic views of each point on a map of the entire location. There
are links and more information on related topics including ghosts.
ThinkQuest Junior entry created by elementary students includes
such information as the people, places, and the events and a time line
of the Civil War.
War Cemetery http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq44/civwar.htm
- We begin our study of the Civil War in the cemetery because "at least
600,000 Americans would lose their lives fighting for constitutional principle,
sectional differences, economic self-interest, and moral righteousness.
As a defining moment in United States history, our Civil War has no equal,
which is why it remains such a fascinating subject even today." Your task
is to wear the boots of an American citizen between 1861 and 1865. Today
they are found in cemeteries, in books, on film and on the World Wide
Web. You will choose a role from the list below and visit related Web
sites to learn details of their lives. You will become that person for
a Living History Museum presented to lower grade students.
War Fiction-Boulder Public Library http://bcn.boulder.co.us/library/bpl/child/civil.html
War Gazette - WebQuest http://www.itdc.sbcss.k12.ca.us/curriculum/civilwar.html
- You are newspaper reporters, living in the civil war era assigned to
research, write, & edit a single edition of your newspaper focusing
on a specific battle during the civil war. Include a news article about
the battle; human interest story; & editorials
War Highlights http://hyperion.advanced.org/2944/
- A review
of the major battles of the civil war told from both the northern and
southern perspective. It talks about civil war battles and what happened
throughout the war.
War Home Page http://www.civil-war.net/
letters & diaries, photos, people, etc.
War Journey http://mason.gmu.edu/~cheskett/civjourney.html
- The year is 1862 and the United States is in the midst of a Civil War. You
may find that acquaintances, and even family members, may be joining in
as well but on the opposing side. This letter is to inform you that you
and your best friend have been called to duty. You will be serving on
opposing sides. You and your friend will be corresponding with each other
while participating in your own causes. You still feel that your friendship
is important even though you both have different beliefs. You must pick
a battle that you were both involved in and write to each other about
the battle from your own perspective.
War Maps http://geography.about.com/msub12.htm
USGS Maps of New England - The 13 Original States
War in Children's Literature http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/ushistory/civilwar.html
- A literature
resource from Carol Hurst.
War Photographs http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cwphome.html
collection of 1,118 Civil War photographs can be searched by keyword,
browsed by subject, or viewed by year. There is a list of represented
photographers (most of the photographs were made under the direction of
Matthew Brady), a brief article on how photographs of the era were made,
bibliographies, related links, and an essay, Does the Camera Ever Lie?,
about how the photographer got his desired message into his pictures.
Administered by the Library of Congress.
War Theme http://henson.austin.apple.com/edres/ccenter/cwar/cwarmenu.shtml
- One stop
center for information on the United States Civil War. Civil War timeline,
and a table of battles. Civil War character generator will allow you to
do just that, create Civil War characters.
State University's American Civil War Index Page http://homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/civilwar/civilwar.htm
your pick from the many subdivisions this site offers related to the Civil
War. Learn about everything from flags to cavalry to prisons and prisoners.
Tubman and the Underground Railroad http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tubman/tubman.html
Tubman and the Underground Railroad is an interactive web site created
by a second grade class at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New
York. The site includes an interactive quiz, timeline, research links,
character sketches, and much more.
- Civil War http://www.homeworkcentral.com/junior1.htp?sectionid=5146
has excellent resources.
of the Civil War http://www.treasurenet.com/images/civilwar/
of army life, generals, enlisted men, women, etc.
Civil War http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/searchkids.pl?searchtype=subject&keywords=civil+war&title=Civil+War
selected by librarians for kids.
selected by librarians for kids.
as a Slave http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/webquests/slavequ/slavequ.htm
- Students will learn about the lives of slaves. They will learn about
slavery at Old Salem, a Moravian community in North Carolina; at Colonial
Williamsburg, Virginia; at Mount Vernon, home of George Washington; and
at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. They will then read narratives
of former slaves to gain insights into the life of a slave. Grades 3-5
Virtual Underground Railroad Quilt http://www.beavton.k12.or.us/Greenway/leahy/ugrr/index.htm
by fourth grade students, this site is the product of their extensive
research on the Underground Railroad. Also included is a word search puzzle,
a crossword puzzle, quiz, and links to other interesting resources about
the underground railroad.
& Music of the War Between the States http://www.erols.com/kfraser/
and Confederate poetry about battles, officers, soldier life, etc. This
one gives us views of both sides.
Civil War Photographs Home Page http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cwphome.html
site, part of the American Memory/Library of Congress contains 1,118 photographs.Images
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.
in Disguise: Female Civil War Spies http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq56/ctsp1.htm
- Spies are important sources of information in any war and the
best ones are people you would never suspect. Throughout history, women
have been spies and the American Civil War was no exception. Whether they
dressed as men and joined the army, posed as dimwitted slaves, or just
kept their ears open in social circles, female spies provided critical
information. It was a woman spy who provided Union battle plans to Confederate
Army which allowed them to win the First Battle of Manassass (also known
as First Bull Run). Your task is to present a 2-4 minute videotaped news
feature story detailing the life of one female Civil War spy and explaining
why they have been inducted into a fictional American Women's Hall of
Fame. Included in this story will be a re-creation of a specific scene
in this woman's life.
- This lesson was developed as a way to engage sixth grade students directly
in learning about the Underground Railroad. It was designed to help
them create their own learning experience.
- Students will learn about the Underground Railroad. They will learn
about slaves and conductors. They will experience the dangerous and uncertain
journey taken by thousands of slaves as they were assisted by many to
Civil War 1861-1865 http://www.mukilteo.wednet.edu/msd/MsPages/HP/Staff/swin/curric/civwar.htm
War links: Civil War Resources, Civil War Overview, Civil War History,
Causes of the Civil War, Civil War Timeline, Slavery Statistics, Abe Lincoln,
The United States Civil War Center