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.
Time Zone X: Civil War Causes
BrainPop's game allows students to match Civil War events on a timeline along with milestones in the life of Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass.
The Time Trial of John Brown
Students can listen to John Brown explain his choices, and then judge him themselves.