Civil War (War Between the States) Illustration

Lesson Plans & Activities
American Civil War
War of Northern Aggression
War Between the States


For Teachers

The American Civil War: A “Terrible Swift Sword”

The Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps

Civil War

A Nation Divided Unit & Support Materials

Abraham Lincoln

Harriet Tubman - Freedom Fighter UNIT

Unit, 5 lessons, Life in the South before the Civil War

Grade 8 Model Lessons - War Between the States

Lesson Plans, Children's Literature - The Civil War

Fort Sumter

Heroes of the Civil War Era

Marching into the Civil War Times Little Women Past and Present

A Not So Civil War

Through a Lens The Pictorial Story of the Civil War

Civil War Causes Conflicts Consequences

The Civil War Battles and Results Presentation

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Slavery Unit

How did slavery impact our nation (unit)

War Between the States (unit)

Civil War Adventures (lesson)

A View From Me (Civil War Stories, Mississippi teachers)

Calendar Creations about the Civil War (lesson)

Death and the Civil War (science lesson)

Primary Documents, Civil War (Donn)

Mock Trial: Abraham Lincoln

Problems of African Americans in the South
using pamphlets and other materials (online), most of which were written by African American authors about pressing issues of the day.

AP Lesson Plans 9th-12th

Mr. Donn's Lesson Idea
Problem Solving (8th-grade)

Up to a certain point, the Civil War could have been avoided.
After that point, war was predictable.
Determine where that point might have been and why.

American Civil War Songs

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format about the Civil War

See: Reconstruction, Carpetbaggers & Scalawags

For Kids

Civil War for Kids, Games, Interactives, Learning

Be a soldier in the Civil War (interactive)

Civil War Interactive

Free American History Games

Plus ...

The Civil War, US History, Free iPad & iPhone apps

Civil War (Awesome Library, links)

Free Video Clips

Free Clip Art