This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3.00, as of 2010-11-13.
Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3
This is a strong resource that provides both students and teachers with detailed procedures, links to resources, relevant content, rubrics, and standards. There are three lessons and a culminating project that cover key topics within the Civil War. Students define character by looking at Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, analyze the Emancipation Proclamation, and take a virtual tour of the Battle of Gettysburg. The final project requires students to apply what they have learned in an electronic portfolio that has them write a letter from the perspective of a soldier and analyze a Civil War song as well as a variety of other options. Although the lessons do not cover all aspects of the Civil War, there is a short review of the causes of the war that serves as an introduction to the first lesson. It should be noted that Internet access is necessary to complete the lessons. Overall, a well-organized and engaging approach to teaching about the Civil War.