American Civil War

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

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Middle
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00:32
Forward, 54th!

From democracy's roots to a country divided

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Details American history between 1816 and 1860, describing the major events that occurred during this period. Focuses on the debate and events that caused many of the tensions before the Civil War and discusses how they contributed to this conflict.

From democracy's roots to a country divided

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850 to 1890

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Draws from primary source documents to examine events leading up to the Civil War, the secession and the war itself, and the Reconstruction period. Includes a glossary, illustrations, and an appendix of primary source documents.

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850 to 1890

Teaching the Underground Railroad Through Play

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Slavery is a sensitive topic in American history. This book provides resources and lesson plans for a week-long unit covering slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the abolition movement built around an award-winning board game. In Freedom: The Underground Railroad, students will take on the role of abolitionists helping slaves reach freedom in Canada. Background knowledge, primary source documents, and detailed lesson plans on teaching slavery and using the game provide full support for instruction. Customized Freedom mini-game scenarios designed by Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris.

Teaching the Underground Railroad Through Play

The Civil War: Episodes 6-9 (1990)

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This is the second half of a 6 disc set.

Disc 4
Episode Six: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)

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Middle
Length: 
05:00
The Civil War: Episodes 6-9

The Civil War: Episodes 1-5 (1990)

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This is the first half of a 6 disc set.

Disc 1
Episode One: The Cause (1861)

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Middle
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06:40
The Civil War: Episodes 1-5

Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

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Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and girls like her found themselves trapped during this critical three-day battle in southern Pennsylvania. Without training, but with enormous courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

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970L
Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard... Volunteers

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Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.

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1000L
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01:39

Gettysburg Address - Nicolay Copy

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Abraham Lincoln, Draft of the Gettysburg Address: Nicolay Copy, November 1863; Series 3, General Correspondence, 1837-1897; The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (Washington, D. C.: American Memory Project, [2000-02]), http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html.

Civil Rights (2005)

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Standard Deviants School is an educational and entertaining, lesson-based learning supplement developed from the award-winning Standard Deviants teaching style. Written to meet state educational standards, each module is clearly organized by lesson topic and includes full classroom performance rights.

Grade Level: 
Middle
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00:26
Civil Rights

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