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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150


Military Issues

General Context

Type ? Resource Title
P Guide to Civil War Records
P PHMC Guide to Civil War Holdings
S Children: Historical Overview
S Civilians: Historical Overview
S Causes of The Civil War
S Consequences
S PA Battlefields and Skirmishes
S List of Major Civil War Battles
S Tactics
S Home Front
S Technology
S War Battles
S Soldier: Historical Overview
S Political Climate
S African Americans: Historical Overview
S Immigrants: Historical Overview
S PA’s role
S Basics

Other websites

Type ? Resource Title
P Newspapers of the day
I The Civil War Illustrations Activity: Why did the North win the Civil War?
I The American Civil War Augmented Reality Project
S Timeline of the Civil War
S Jefferson Davis Was Captured May 10, 1865
S John Brown House in Chambersburg
P Pennsylvania Border Damage Claims
T Civil War Music
T Civil War lecture: Video
S Union troop numbers by State
S Timeline of the Civil War
S Timeline of the Civil War
P 1861-1865 Sunday Transcripts Newspaper
V Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library School Programs
T “The Civil War”: A Film by Ken Burns
T How to Research the Civil War in Your own Hometown Lesson Plan
T Civil War Preservation Trust Lesson Plans
V Heinz History Center Field Trips
V Pennsylvania State Museum Field Trips
S Pennsylvania in the Civil War
T The Civil War Curriculum
T Glossary of Civil War Terms
I The Civil War Landscape Maps
T Podcasts from the Abraham Lincoln Institute
P Poetry and Music of the War Between the States
S, T Virginia in the Civil War
S Discovering the Civil War
I That a Nation Might Live Weekly Podcast

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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