Politics

Educator Resources based on Civil War Era politics.

Historic Draft letter with a lot of crossed out corrections

Examines Robert E. Lee’s decision to resign by utilizing a draft copy of his resignation letter to General Winfield Scott.


People studying historical artifacts.

The source focuses mostly on the legacy abolitionist John Brown has left behind, using an actor interpreting John Brown’s life and opinion of his actions. Context is given for “Bleeding Kansas” and the Harpers Ferry Raid.
via Smithsonian National Museum of American History


Using various resources, including a poem template and a biography, the lesson plan intends for students to discover more about Lincoln’s personality and demeanor through the photos.
via National Endowment for the Humanities