February 15th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: The First African American Regiment by NGA

Elementary School Resource The First African American Regiment by NGA Students will be introduced to the first African American Regiment that fought in the Civil War through a memorial sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. They will compare and contrast the experiences of these soldiers through their portrayal in letters, films (the motion picture, Glory, and a […]

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April 11th, 2018

High School Resource: Civil War Photographs

Civil War Photographs: The Mathew Brady Bunch by Library of Congress In this activity, students become reporters, assigned to sort through Civil War photographs in order to find one that will bring the war alive to their readers. They write a newspaper article based on their chosen photograph and publish it. Related NY State Academic […]

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April 10th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Civil War Photojournalism

Civil War Photojournalism: A Record of War by Library of Congress This lesson¬†helps students analyze Civil War photographs and explore how and why the American Civil War was photographed. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.5, SS.5.6.c, SS.7.8 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, […]

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April 9th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Slavery

Document Based Question: Slavery Students will discuss the purpose of slavery from colonial times until the Civil War and how slavery denied people their basic human rights. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.5.a, SS.4.5.a.1, SS.5.3 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher […]

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February 21st, 2017

Middle School Resource: The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War by Teaching With Documents

Middle School Resource The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War by Teaching With Documents Teaching with Documents contains teaching activities built upon primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Government. […]

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