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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150


The Civil War Educator's Index

Teaching the Civil War provides content for Pennsylvania Academic Standards in History (PDF):

8.1 Historical Analysis and Skills Development
8.2 Pennsylvania History
8.3 U.S. History

Content on this website is specifically keyed to two Standard Statements within each of the Academic History Standards above:

  • How Continuity and Change Have Influenced History
  • Conflict and Cooperation among Social Groups and Organizations

In each of those sections, you will find entries that relate to the other two Standard Statements:

  • Primary Documents, Material Artifacts and Historic Places
  • Political and Cultural Contributions of Individual and Groups

How to search

  • Choose a Standards Statement Topic
  • Narrow your search by Sub-Topic
  • Key: [to letter or symbol designation]
    S Secondary source, able to be read by secondary level student
    P Primary source. For a good primer on how to teach with primary sources, go to Smithsonian's Teaching with Primary Sources
    T Teaching material and lesson plan, background reading on a more scholarly level
    I Interactive or multi-media that a student can use directly
    V Place to visit or event to attend

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