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 Calkhoven. Students will ex... read more


    Abraham Lincoln Word Scramble

    Use context clues to correctly spell the scrambled words in each sentence about Abraham Lincoln. Stu... read more


    Hope's Gift Discussion & Activity Guide

    Use literature to teach young children about slavery, the American Civil War, and the Emancipation P... read more


    Memorial Day Videos & Activities

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


    Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities

    Examine the role of slavery in the Civil War and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation t... read more

    Literature Guide

    Lincoln's Last Days Teacher's Guide

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


    Learn About Lincoln! Classroom Activities

    Celebrate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln with classroom activities for Mr. Lincoln's Boys by Staton... read more

    Literature Guide

    March Toward the Thunder Discussion Guide

    This discussion guide for March Toward the Thunder by Joseph Bruchac includes discussion questions, ... 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. M. Elliott to promote cl... read more


    War Is... Author Notes

    Learn about the inspiration behind War Is... and compare how four leading young-adult authors tell t... read more

    Daily Warm-Ups

    Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War

    Connect history and literacy with a reading passage on the American Civil War and comprehension ques... read more


    Battle of Antietam Reading Warm-Up

    This printable warm-up includes a nonfiction reading passage about the Civil War battle of Antietam ... read more


    Clara Barton Reading Warm-Up

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


    The Gettysburg Address Reading Warm-Up

    Build students' reading skills and knowledge of American history with a printable reading passage on... read more


    African-Americans in the Civil War

    African-Americans played a very important role the Civil War, as this article describes. Help your ... read more

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