Sunday, August 7, 2011

american civil war for missouri teachers

George Caleb Bingham painting of General Order No. 11. In this famous work General Thomas Ewing is seated on a horse watching the Red Legs
      During the summer of 2011, I spent 30 hours in a Civil War workshop hosted by the National Park Service and wrote a detailed integrated studies lesson plan about Civil War artifacts. I will link to that lesson plan and many others as soon as these are posted on the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial website.
      Who's Who During The Civil War - Biographies/Portraits In The Public Domain.  I've included these pages for teachers who need to print out short, accurate biographies and famous speeches for students to read. The reading level is approximately 5th to 8th grade. The biographies are in the public domain. The clip art is cleaned and redrawn here at the blog. Enjoy and print as many as you like:  Thomas Hart Benton * John Brown * John Charles Fremont * Nathaniel Lyon * The Hypocrisy of American Slavery by Frederick Douglass *
Excellent Topical Reading About The American Civil War for Middle School and/or High School Students: 
  • Memoranda During The War: Civil War Journals, 1863-1865 
  • "The Little Regiment" and Other Civil War Stories by Stephen Crane
  • "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
  • Famous Documents and Speeches of the Civil War, edited by Bob Blaisdell
  • "To Be A Slave" by Julius Lester
  • The Civil War Reconstruction: Rebuilding America After The Civil War by Stephanie Fitzgerald
Books About The Civil War in General For The State of Missouri: 
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Personal Memoirs. With an Introduction and Notes by James M. McPherson
  • The Shattering of The Union: America In The 1850s by Eric H. Walther
  • The Civil War's First Blood: Missouri, 1854-1861 by James Denny and John Bradbury
  • A Tour Guide To Missouri's Civil War by Gregory Wolk, Foreword by Stuart Symington, Jr.
  • Missouri's War: The Civil War in Documents edited by Silvana R. Siddali
  • Civil War St. Louis by Louis S. Gerteis
Documentaries and Film:
  • "August Light: Wilson's Creek and the Battle for Missouri" by Wide Awake Films
American Civil War Image Files: * Civil War Photographs collection, Prints & Photographs division, Library of Congress * Selected Civil War photographs, American Memory, Library of Congress * Civil War photos, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration * 3-D Photography in the Civil War: An Online Exhibit (CWPT) * The photographic history of the civil war... Francis Trevelyan Miller, editor-in-chief; Robert S. Lanier, managing editor. Thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities. Publisher: New York, The Review of Reviews Co., 1911-12 * Civil War Band Collection: 1st Brigade Band of Brodhead, Wisconsin * Photographic History of the Civil War An etext of the 1912 10 volume edition (Also available from Google Books at * Civil War Era Digital Collection at Gettysburg College Collection contains photographs of Civil War soldiers *
Teacher's Guides to The Civil War: Abraham Lincoln * Civil War Music * Fort Davidson * Wilson's Creek *

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