The American Civil War Museum offers two opportunities for teachers to gain valuable content and techniques to take back to the classroom. Learn more about our annual week-long Teachers Institute and our Civil War 101 Institute below.
What do we know about the American Civil War and why? How has the memory of individuals like Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln evolved over the years? What role did Mary Chesnut play in shaping the image of the American South? Why were the stories of the United States Colored Troops all but forgotten? These questions and many more were explored during the 2017 Teachers Institute as we examined the Evolving Perspectives of the American Civil War.
This three-day institute examined the compromises and controversies leading up to the American Civil War; provide an overview of the war itself and its effect on the homefront; delved into the challenges wartime presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis faced; and explored the outcomes of the Civil War, providing a framework for understanding Reconstruction and the legacies of the war.