NY Times Lesson Plan: “Blogging History: Interpreting Civil War-Era Primary Sources”

By Kristina, posted on November 2nd, 2010.

By SARAH KAVANAGH AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO, The New York Times
Overview | In this lesson, students examine the new Times Opinionator series Disunion, which “follows the Civil War as it unfolded.” They then analyze Civil War-era primary sources to use as writing prompts for their own contributions to a Civil War blog.
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Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable Presentation: Slavery and Secession

By Kristina, posted on November 17th, 2009.

[ November 19, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Dr. Charles P. Roland’s presentation will show the attitude of slave owners toward the institution of slavery and toward secession on the eve of the Civil War. Roland’s talk is delivered in the unusual format of a letter written by a Louisiana sugar plantation owner to his former college friend, an affluent professional from Freeport, […]

Activity: Fact or Fiction?

By Kristina, posted on September 8th, 2009.

Topic: People in Societies
Activity:  Fact or Fiction?  (Powerpoint)
Should one believe everything written or told about the Underground Railroad? Why are there many myths and legends surrounding the Underground Railroad? Students will look at a primary source and decide if the accompanying description is fact or fiction. Students will then discuss other primary sources they would use to […]