2011 marks the sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The years of the Civil War were a time of great conflict for our nation. Using primary sources, lessons and interactives from Thinkfinity.org, immerse your students in the Civil War, and help them understand how its outcome continues to impact their lives to this day.
Recommended Civil War Resources:
- Take students on an interactive adventure through the Civil War with Who Am I? A History Mystery as they try to identify a character from the Civil War based on video footage, oral history reenactments and primary source objects. (5-8)
- Hear how a high school student helped find an explanation for a Civil War legend about soldiers with glow-in-the-dark wounds. See if your students agree with the information presented in the podcast. (6-12)
- Show students artifacts from the Civil War such as uniforms, mess kits, medals of honor and battle flags. Can students identify the proper use of the item during the time of the Civil War? (5-12)
Civil War Webinar for Teachers
Join us for the Civil War Stories from the Smithsonian’s History Explorer webinar on April 20th at 4pm or April 23 at 1pm. Learn from an educator at the National Museum of American History, a Thinfinity.org partner, and explore the museum’s interactives, videos, artifacts and lesson plans on the Civil War. Sign up for the 30-minute webinar.