U.S. Civil War (1860-1865)

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    Boys of Wartime Common Core Activities

    Connect history and literature with the Boys of Wartime novels by Laurie Ca... read more


    Abraham Lincoln Word Scramble

    Use context clues to correctly spell the scrambled words in each sentence a... read more


    Hope's Gift Discussion & Activity Guide

    Use literature to teach young children about slavery, the American Civil Wa... read more


    Memorial Day Videos & Activities

    Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. Learn about the history... read more

    Literature Guide

    Lincoln's Last Days Teacher's Guide

    Examine the events leading up to Abraham Lincoln's assassination with this ... read more


    Learn About Lincoln! Classroom Activities

    Celebrate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln with classroom activities for Mr.... read more

    Literature Guide

    March Toward the Thunder Discussion Guide

    This discussion guide for March Toward the Thunder by Joseph Bruchac includ... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    Annie, Between the States Reading Guide

    Use the questions in this reading guide for Annie, Between the States by L.... read more


    War Is... Author Notes

    Learn about the inspiration behind War Is... and compare how four leading y... read more


    Battle of Antietam Reading Warm-Up

    This printable warm-up includes a nonfiction reading passage about the Civi... read more


    Clara Barton Reading Warm-Up

    In this printable warm-up, students read a short biography on Clara Barton,... read more


    The Gettysburg Address Reading Warm-Up

    Build students' reading skills and knowledge of American history with a pri... read more


    African-Americans in the Civil War

    African-Americans played a very important role the Civil War, as this artic... read more