Civil War Timeline Poster Assignment

Assignment:

Civil War Newspaper Project
Civil War Documentary Project
Civil War Diorama Project

Contents:

 

General Resources

Crash Course History Videos 

Civil War 

Civil War 2 

Civil War 3

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Advantages and Disadvantages of the North and South

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North

Park Handbook
Lowell National Historical Park and Tsongas Industrial History Center
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/historyculture/park-handbook.htm

Lowell Mills and the Civil War: 
https://www.nps.gov/lowe/learn/photosmultimedia/southern_connection.htm

Quick Facts: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/facts.htm

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South

Confederate South

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/confederate-states-of-america

First Person Narratives of the American South
Documenting the American South
Library of Congress
http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/texts.html

Quick Facts: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/facts.htm

Strentghs and Weaknesses http://www.ushistory.org/us/33b.asp

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Battles

Civil War Traveler Audio Tours
[Audio Tours that recount battles while walking on the battlegrounds. Downloadable maps are also available]
http://www.civilwartraveler.com/audio/index.html

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Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh Animated 

Map of Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburgh Landing) April 6-7, 1862
http://www.civilwarhome.com/shiloh.htm

The Battle of Shiloh by U.S. Grant
The Century Magazine, Feb. 1885
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/pageviewer?frames=1&coll=moa&view=50&root=%2Fmoa%2Fcent%2Fcent0029%2F&tif=00603.TIF&cite=http%3A%2F%2Fcdl.library.cornell.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmoa%2Fmoa-cgi%3Fnotisid%3DABP2287-0029-136

Shiloh Battlefield
Shiloh National Military Park
http://www.nps.gov/shil/historyculture/shiloh-history.htm

Shiloh Battlefield Video

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/american-civil-war-history/videos/the-battle-of-shiloh

Shiloh Battle

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-shiloh

 

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Antietam

Battle of Antietam Map

Fun Lego battle of Antietam

Map of Battle of Antietam

Animated Map of Antietam

Antietam National Battlefield
http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/index.htm

The Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) September 17, 1862
(The Bloodiest Day of the Civil War)
http://www.civilwarhome.com/antietam.htm

Antietam on the Web

http://aotw.org/

Carnage at Antietam, 1862
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/antiet.htm

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Gettysburg

Map of battle of Gettysburg

Animated Gettysburg Map

Gettysburg Video

The Battle of Gettysburg
http://www.civilwarhome.com/gettysbu.htm

The Battle of Gettysburg
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gtburg.htm

People
Gettysburg National Military Park
http://www.nps.gov/gett/historyculture/people.htm

Camp Life: Civil War Collections from Gettysburg National Military Park
http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/gettex/

The Turning Point of the Civil War
http://www.gettysbg.com/battle.shtml

The Battle of Gettysburg
July 1-3, 1863
http://americancivilwar.com/getty.html

The Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg
http://www.gettysburg.com/bog/bogstory/story1.htm

Today in History
July 3, 1863
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul03.html

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First Bull Run(Manassas)

First battle of Manassas animated Map

Map Bull Run Animated

Video Bull Run

The Battle of Bull Run (1st Manassas)
http://www.civilwarhome.com/1manassa.htm

The Battle of First Manassas, July 21, 1861
Manassas National Battlefield
http://www.nps.gov/mana/historyculture/first-manassas.htm

First Battle of Bull Run
Today in History, July 21
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul21.html#bullrun

Battle of Bull Run
Confederate Victory
Battles of the Civil War
http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/first-battle-of-bull-run

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Second Bull Run

2nd Battle of Manassas Map Animated

Map Animated 2nd Battle of Manassas

Video Bull Run

Manassas, Second
http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/second-battle-of-bull-run

The Battle of 2nd Manassas
(The Second Battle of Bull Run)
http://www.civilwarhome.com/2manassa.htm

Second Battle of Manassas--Bull Run
Civil War
History Central
http://www.multied.com/civilwar/SecondManassas.html

The Battle of the Second Manassas
Battlefield History
Manassas National Battlefield
National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/mana/historyculture/second-manassas.htm

Second Battle of Bull Run
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/second-battle-bull-run.htm

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Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg

Animated Battle of Fredricksburg

Fredricksburg Video


Fredericksburg 

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fredericksburg.html

Map of the Battle of Fredricksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg
http://www.civilwarhome.com/fredrick.htm

Battle of Fredericksburg

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-fredericksburg

Map of the Battle of Fredericksburg
http://www.civil-war.net/pages/maps/fredericksburg.jpg

General Ambrose Burnside
Report, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, December 17, 1862
http://www.civil-war.net/searchofficialrecords.asp?searchofficialrecords=Burnside%20Fredericksburg

Video Overview

Video explaination of the Battle of Fredricksburg

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga
http://ngeorgia.com/history/chat.html

Battle of Chattanooga - History Channel

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-chattanooga

Fighting Commenced in the Battle of Chattanooga, November 23, 1863
http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chattanooga.html?tab=facts

The Battles for Chattanooga: Electric Map and Museum
http://www.battlesforchattanooga.com/

The Chattanooga Campaign
http://www.civilwarhome.com/chattannoga.htm

Battle Map of the Chattanooga Campaign
http://www.civilwarhome.com/chattanoogamap.htm

Map of Chattanooga

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Chancellorsville

Animated Map of Battle of Chancellorsville

Another Animated Map

The Battle of Chancellorsville (May1-3, 1863)

http://www.civilwarhome.com/chancell.htm

The Battle of Chancellorsville 10 quick facts

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chancellorsville/chancellorsville-history-articles/10-facts-about.html

Battle of Chancellorsville

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-chancellorsville

Battle field of Chancellorville

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chancellorsville.html

The Battle: Chancellorsville [setting for the Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane]
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/CRANE/chancellorsville/section2.html

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Vicksburg

Map of Battle of Vicksburg

Battle of Vicksburg Map

Video Battle of Vicksburg

The Battle of Vicksburg
http://www.civilwarhome.com/battleofvicksburg.htm

Battle of Vicksburg
http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/vicksburg-campaign

The Vicksburg Champaign from the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
http://www.civilwarhome.com/vicksburgcampaign.htm

The Fall of Vicksburg
The Daily Citizen, Vicksburg, July 2, 1863
American Treasures of the Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm114.html

The Fall of Vicksburg
Harper's Weekly, August 1, 1863
Sons of the South
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/august/fall-vicksburg.htm

 

War at Sea

Video of Battle at Sea

Monitor vs. Merrimack Video

Iron Clad Ships Video 

Hampton Roads Video

The First Naval Conflict Between the Ironclads
Navies
Civil War@Smithsonian
http://www.civilwar.si.edu/navies_firstnavalconflict.html

USS Monitor Center
The Mariners' Museum
http://www.monitorcenter.org/

CSS Virginia [not the Merrimac]
http://cssvirginia.org/

War at Sea
Civil War
Price of Freedom
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/printable/section.asp?id=5⊂=5

The H. L.Hunley
The Secret Weapon of the Confederacy
National Geographic
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0207/feature5/
Map of Battle on the Sea

Union Blockade


The Blockade
American Civil War
Military History Encyclopedia on the Web
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/wars_american_civil_war09_waratsea.html

The Union Blockade
North Carolina Digital History
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-civilwar/5460

Business as Usual in Blockaded Galveston [scroll down to this section]
Under the Rebel Flag: Life in Texas during the Civil War
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/exhibits/civilwar/1861.html

The Blockade of Confederate Ports, 1861-1865
Timeline in US Diplomatic History
United States Department of State
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/cw/106954.htm


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Leaders

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln video bio

Election of 1860

Abraham Lincoln short video

Lincoln History Channel Long Video


The Lincoln Institute
http://www.abrahamlincoln.org

Lincoln - Bio channel

http://www.biography.com/people/abraham-lincoln-9382540

Interesting facts of Lincolns death

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/10-odd-facts-about-abraham-lincolns-assassination

Lincoln Net
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
Northern Illinois University
http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/

Lincoln - History Channel

Civil War Culture

Weapons of the Civil War

8 wespons of the civil war

Small Weapons of the Civil War

Field Artiliery

Shermans March -History Channel

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/shermans-march

Sherman's Meridian Campaign: Practice Run for the March to the Sea
Mississippi Historical Society

North Carolinas Paper Currency

Civil War Money Facts 

How Much Were soilders paid?

How the Civil War United our Money

Inflation of the Confederate Dollar

Story of Confederate Currency

Financing the Confederacy
http://www.teacherlink.org/content/social/instructional/inflation/background.html

Inflation during the Civil War

Exorbitant Prices The Spectator Oct. 27, 1863 article 

Enlisting the 54th


Robert Gould Shaw 

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Photographs, 1860-1880

**** A great movie that explains the 54th regiment is "Glory" with Denzel Washington and many others.**** 

Lasting Impact of Women in the civil war video

Women and the Civil War

https://bellatory.com/fashion-industry/WomensClothingoftheSouthintheAmericanCivilWar

http://susannaives.com/wordpress/2012/02/fashion-during-the-war-of-northern-aggression/

http://www.jocelyngreen.com/2012/04/01/womens-fashion-during-the-civil-war

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Civil War - Timeline Assignment (Handout, Teacher Key, Rubric, etc.) - This 7 page Civil War assignment requires students to complete a detailed timeline related to the major events of the Civil War. This Civil War resource includes a student handout that details the expectations and events to be displayed in the timeline assignment. The assignment requires the students to place the different events chronologically on a timeline (poster or PowerPoint, etc.) and to provide the historical significance of each event as related to the overall Civil War. The resource includes a two page timeline for students to plan and prepare their Civil War timelines. Also, the resource includes a detailed teachers key for each of the Civil War events included in the assignment, as well as a detailed explanation for use. Finally, the package includes a rubric for ease of assessment.

This timeline assignment includes 10 different and important events of the Civil War, such as: Battle of Fort Sumter, Gettysburg Address, Battle of Antietam, Emancipation Proclamation, Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and more!

This is a fantastic resource to cover the major events of the Civil War. This will make an excellent addition to your Civil War unit, and can also make a great review assessment for your Civil War unit!

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