America at War Links
A Nation Divided
The Civil War brought out many emotions for both the North and the South. Friends, families and even states were torn apart. After completing this webquest, you will be able to describe what it was like to be a Confederate or Union soldier.
Civil War at the Smithsonian
Produced by the National Portrait Gallery and is dedicated to examining the Civil War through the Smithsonian Institution´s extensive and manifold collections.
Civil War Cartoons
American visual satire-- or to use a less elegant term, political cartoons-- embarked on the road towards artistic maturity during the Civil War. Increasingly sophisticated, extremely popular, published cartoons reflected the most wrenching episode of American history in a light at once humorous, tragic, and disquieting.
Civil War Gazette
You are a team of newspaper reporters, living in the civil war era. Battles are raging all around you: brother pitted against brother; father against son; neighbor against neighbor. Your team is assigned the task of researching, writing, and editing a single edition of your newspaper that focuses on a specific battle during the civil war.
Civil War Lesson Plan
The following lesson plan for an upper elementary unit on the Civil War contains links to other Internet sites that can provide valuable cross-curricular materials for you and your students.
Historic Government Publications from World War II
A digital library.
How Newspapers Covered the French and Indian War
The news in America´s newspapers in the first six months of 1754 was not good. England´s long-time enemy and challenger for control of North America, France, had, with the assistance of Native American allies, scored a series of victories over English colonial troops from the backcountry of Virginia through New England.
Literature of the U.S. Civil War
Designed to help fourth and fifth grade students to gain a greater appreciation for literature through reading novels that integrate with the social studies curriculum The Civil War is covered in many textbook series with focus on main events and timelines of the war.
Newspaper Opinions: The Time of the Lincolns
America had the largest per capita newspaper circulation in the world at the time of the South´s secession, and the war made the nation even hungrier for news.
Remember the Maine
“I laid down my pen and listened to the notes of the bugle, which were singularly beautiful in the oppressive stillness of the night. ...I was enclosing my letter in its envelope when the explosion came.” -- Captain Sigsbee
Revolutionary War Newspaper
The American Revolution was a difficult time in American history. Colonists fought against their own government to secure independence in order to create the United States of America. Your task will be to design a newspaper that highlights several important aspects of the American Revolution. Your stories should be based on facts from researching this time period.
Revolutionary Period (1764-1789)
Defending the Colonies against attack by the French and others had cost the British a great deal of money. As a result, the British had very high taxes in their country.
Roleplaying the Civil War
The purpose of this unit is to provide a frame for the students to use in evaluating both points of view in the Civil War. Appropriate for grades 5 and 7.
This World: One Day of War
One Day of War, follows individual fighters in 16 of the wars currently going on around the world over the same 24-hour period.