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Pages From an Underground Railroad Conductor's Diary Preserve Fugitive Slaves' Stories

Pages From an Underground Railroad Conductor's Diary Preserve Fugitive Slaves' Stories | Civil War for Sixth Graders | Scoop.it
William Still, Philadelphian and son of a formerly enslaved woman who had escaped to freedom before his birth, was a prominent conductor on the Underground Railroad. Starting in 1852, Still recorded details about each fugitive he encountered, writing down names, ages, skills, status of family members, names of slaveowners, and...
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The Emancipation Proclamation Film: United in Freedom - YouTube

In June 2011, through a unique collaboration with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., The Henry Ford had the privilege of displaying the actual Emanci...
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Great video about Lincoln and The Emancipation Proclamation.

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Gettysburg Battle App

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Get Gettysburg Battle App on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Here is another app that could accompany my students on their trip to Gettysburg. I really like the graphics and design. It even has videos.

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Antietam Battle App

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I take my 6th graders on an over night Civil War field trip. Typically we visit Antietam and Gettysburg. I've also take them to Harpers Ferry. I thought including some apps for those places would be cool.

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10 Surprising Civil War Facts

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Explore 10 surprising Civil War facts, brought to you by the authors of "The Seven-Day Scholar: The Civil War."
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Interesting and different. I find that my students tend to love the little bits of information that are out of the ordinary. They'll love this.

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Heroes of the Underground Railroad

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This would be a great introduction to the Underground Railroad and those who helped. This video highlights some important people. It would be something I would show the students before an activity. I might do something like having them work in small groups, each group doing further research on one of the people in the video and creating a presentation about their person for the rest of the class. 

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The Music of The American Civil War - The Wall Breakers

The Music of The American Civil War - The Wall Breakers | Civil War for Sixth Graders | Scoop.it

“The Music of The American Civil War http://t.co/XfsIe8Y2lL”


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During our 4th term, when the students are studying the Civil War in history class, they are also learning about the music of the time in their music class. This site is perfect!

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American Civil War Slideshow II - YouTube

“One slide show did not quite cover everything so here is part two. (American Civil War Slideshow II: http://t.co/waIK7tjThZ via @YouTube)”


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It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Students can learn so much from analyzing pictures. I show a PowerPoint of pics to my students and have them write a little note about each pic before we start our Civil War unit and again at the end to see if their perceptions have changed. I'd like to use this slide show as well. I think I'll show it to them and at the end, discuss their general perceptions, and have them describe some of the images that stuck with them and explain why. I'm hoping it will be a great way to highlight the personal aspect.

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Antietam and The Emancipation Proclamation - YouTube

Antietam ... the bloodiest day in American military history ... provides President Lincoln the opportunity to put forth his Emancipation Proclamation.
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Gettysburg Battle Map

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Get Gettysburg Battle Map on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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This app would be great for my students to use when we visit Gettysburg because it includes all the paper folded maps and literature you could get at the visitors' center. 

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Antietam 150

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Get Antietam 150 on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Here is another Antietam app that would be great to have on the field trip. It has great photographs, a list a places to visit, and directions that link with your phone's GPS.

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Civil War Curriculum Resources and Websites for Teaching the Civil War

Civil War Curriculum Resources and Websites for Teaching the Civil War | Civil War for Sixth Graders | Scoop.it
Find Civil War lesson plans, resources, and videos for integrating technology into your teaching. Learn how to integrate these lessons into your teaching.
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Great site with links to many resources.

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The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity | Scholastic.com

Follow a runaway slave to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1860. The RR is a secret network of hiding places and brave people. For kids in grades 4-12. Includes teacher’s guides, curriculum connections, and classroom activities.
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This is a great web quest! My students really like it. It is interactive and very informative. Also, if they have headphones, the site will read them the text.

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3D American Civil War on Google Earth

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A great source of Google Earth files and Google SketchUp models related to the American Civil War. 3D American Civil War is all about using Google Earth to illustrate places and events of the American Civil War.


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This is so cool! I love this idea! My students learn how to use SketchUp in computer class right before they learn about the Civil War. I can't wait to have them try this.

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American Civil War

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The American Civil War (1861-65), fueled by the debate over slavery and states' rights, pitted North against South in the costliest conflict ever fought on American soil.

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I love the History Channel site. This one is great because it has links to short video clips to show the students as well as links to great topics like women in the Civil War, Spying, the Culture, in addition to specific people and battles. I love it!

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'I Hope Soon To Be With You': The Civil War in Texas and Cork,1866 ...

'I Hope Soon To Be With You': The Civil War in Texas and Cork,1866 ... | Civil War for Sixth Graders | Scoop.it
We tend to view the surrenders of Robert E. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston in April 1865 as marking the end of the American Civil War, but for many thousands of volunteer Federal soldiers their time in uniform still had many ...
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I like this article for a couple of reasons. During our first term we read a book called A Family Apart. It is about a family who moved to New York from Ireland, so the students will have some prior knowledge/connection with this story. In addition to highlighting events of the Civil War, this article also shows a letter written by a soldier to his mother. This would be a great example for my students. We study the Civil War through a simulation. In the beginning each student gets a character card and throughout the term, they have to write a journal or letter from their character's perspective reacting to s bit of new information we learned in class.

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