Social Studies resources for teaching the American Civil War, including lessons, videos, photographs, maps and other activities.

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The American Civil War

by Nassau BOCES

This unit on the American Civil War from Nassau-BOCES covers the history leading up to the cause of the Civil War through Reconstruction using various technology based teaching tools, including PowerPoint and Smartboard Notebook lesson plans.
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American Civil War

by Jorrie Brandhagen

During this unit students will learn the causes of the Civil War, influential people during the Civil War, battles, the cultural differences between the North and the South, economic differences of the North and the South, the Reconstruction Era and other important information of the time period of the Civil War. This unit has been created for the use in fifth grade, but can easily be modified for other ages.
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Music of the Civil War

by Brad GNABand

This PowerPoint describes the importance or music during the American Civil War.
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Chapter 2, Civil War

by Kathleen Duhl

The Love of Liberty video series focusing on African Americans in the Civil War.
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Civil War Resources

by Abigail Myers

Resources related to the Civil War.
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The Civil War

by Shmoop Study Guides

Shmoop study guide for this topic in American history.
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Outline of major American Civil War battles and incidents from 1861-1863.
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Civil War media set

by Karen Fasimpaur

A variety of images related to the Civil War including various battles, images of slavery, famous people and speeches, and more. These resources can be used to create projects in Word or PowerPoint; to make a movie or web page; or put in other multimedia works. Right-click each file and view properties to get credit and license info. Open-licensed music available here: http://commoncore.wikispaces.com/music
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Civil War Lesson Plan

by Alexandria Lau

This lesson takes a look at the Civil War from multiple perspectives by interpreting the quotes of major figures involved in the war.
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