Use these lesson plans, created by teachers for teachers, to explore wars and the home front.
- 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.
- George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen (Grades 9-12) Students engage in three lessons examining George Washington's leadership. Lesson One focuses on Washington's wartime experiences.
- 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.
- Japanese American Internment (Grades 5-8) Students learn what the World War II experience was like for Japanese Americans living on the West Coast.
- 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.
- World War I: What Are We Fighting For Over There? (Grades 6-12) Students create World War I era newspapers with different perspectives on American involvement in the war.
- 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.