Use these lesson plans, created by teachers for teachers, to explore the American Civil War.
The Civil War Through a Child's Eye (Grades 3-8) Students use literature and photographs to view the Civil War from a child's perspective.
Women in the Civil War: Ladies, Contraband and Spies (Grades 6-12) Students view the perspectives of slave women, plantation mistresses, female spies, and Union women during the Civil War.
Civil War Photographs: The Mathew Brady Bunch (Grades 6-12) Students become reporters, analyzing a Civil War photograph, and writing a newspaper article based on their chosen photograph.
Civil War Photojournalism: A Record of War (Grades 3-8) Students explore how and why war has been photographed and also see the bias within the recording/reporting of war. Students may explore Civil War photographs as a basis for their analysis.
Civil War Photographs: What Do You See? (Grades 6-12) Students analyze Civil War photographs, and develop links between the Civil War and American industrialization.