Robert E. Lee's Resignation from the U.S. Army
Examines Robert E. Lee's decision to resign by utilizing a draft copy of his resignation letter to General Winfield Scott
American Enterprise: The Business of Slavery
"Learn more about the business of slavery by exploring four historic documents from the United States slave trade."
Final Farewells: Signing a Yearbook on the Eve of the Civil War
This Smithsonian lesson plan focuses on being a Southerner at a northern college in 1860.
The Diary of a Civil War Nurse, Amanda Akin
These two links encompass an interactive website that focuses on life for a nurse during the Civil War.
The Civil War and American Art
A timeline and series of podcast videos by the Smithsonian showcase art during the War.
Women's Role in the Civil War, Smithsonian
This lesson plan uses the clothing of nurses, spies, and vivandieres to explain the roles of women in the War.
Women in the War, NPS
The National Park Service provides several short biographies of women active in the Civil War and asks students to put themselves in their shoes.