Civil War to Civil Rights: Work
How did life change for formerly enslaved people after emancipation? How did it stay the same?
Bull Run/Manassas Part I
Examines the first taste of war through images of objects left behind on the battlefield.
Bull Run/Manassas Part II
Uses the diaries of two soldiers to examine the experiences of soldiers during this first battle.
Examines the Battle of Gettysburg though the eyes of of Confederate soldier Edward Estes
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.