Civil War, 8-12

National Archives: Discovering the Civil War

Discovering the Civil War
Letters, orders, maps, telegrams, photographs and broadsides are preserved in the National Archives. To complement these primary sources, the Archives education specialists have produced articles with companion lesson plans related to Civil War history. Teaching with Documents contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration and teaching activities correlated to social studies standards that include cross-curricular connections. Offerings include:
Fugitive from Labor Cases: Henry Garnett (1850) and Moses Honner (1860)
The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady
The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
Letters, Telegrams, and Photographs Illustrating Factors That Affected the Civil War
Confederate Sympathizers in New Mexico During the Civil War
Georgia: The Atlanta Campaign of 1865—The Camera at War
Teachable Texts from the National Archives at New York City
The Union Blockade: Lincoln’s Proclamations