Fort Pickens and the Outbreak of the Civil War (38)
Students discover why Fort Pickens was so valuable to both the Union and Confederacy, and follow the actions of the military commanders faced with crucial decisions. (National Park)
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Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War & Reconstruction
What steps would you have taken to build a united nation at the conclusion of the Civil War? The reading and worksheets of this resource offer a general overview of the war and its primary participants, as well as of the major...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Millionaire: Civil War Edition
The Civil War is such an exciting topic, now it can be exciting to review. Play this millionaire-style game to study or review the American Civil War. Lincolns assassination, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the battles between the...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Atrocities of the Civil War
Beyond the glory of victory and the waving of flags, this presentation shows students a glimpse of the uglier side of war - specifically, the masscres and casualities of the Civil War. Students will learn about Nathan Bedford Forrest's...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter is a lasting emblem of the duration of the Civil War, and the American flag on its pole is a symbol of the Union's hard-fought victory. A short, informative video takes learners through the military strategies of the battle,...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Civil War, Part I
Was the Union victory during the Civil War a foregone conclusion? This fantastic video not only recaps basic information from the war, but also highlights the importance of border states, religious motivations among southern and northern...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Causes of the American Civil War
What caused the American Civil War? Who were the major figures during this time? Focusing specifically on slavery and the attack on Fort Sumter, this resource provides a quick overview of some of the conflicts faced at this time.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learning Guide for: Glory
Invite your class to learn about the first regular US army unit composed of black soldiers during the Civil War with the film Glory. This website reviews the historical accuracy of the movie, offers pre- and post-viewing handouts, and...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
American Civil War, 1861-1865
The American Civil War tore the country in two. What made tension grow between the North and the South? How did the war finally begin? What artillery was used? Answer some of these basic questions using this resource. Consider choosing a...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History