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    Civil War Preservation Trust http://www.civilwar.org Comprehensive Civil War Weblinks here: http://www.civilwar.org/historyclassroom/hc_weblinks.htm Teacher
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      Civil War Preservation Trust

      Comprehensive Civil War Weblinks here:

      Teacher resources here:

      The Civil War Preservation Trust is America's largest non-profit
      organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered
      Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs
      and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war's
      history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it.

      Most recent newsletter below – free subscriptions available,
      comprehensive resources online:
      From: Jen Rosenberry [mailto:jrosenberry@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 2:52 PM
      To: Jen Rosenberry
      Subject: CWPT teacher update for June 2, 2004

      Hello! Welcome to the newest edition of the CWPT weekly teacher
      This edition contains:
      1. More from the Civil War Explorer Web Site:
      2. Civil War Teacher Institute
      3. Great Web Sites
      4. Trivia
      5. Lesson Plans from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
      6. Galusha Pennypacker
      7. Listing of CWPT Education Programs
      1. More from the Civil War Explorer Web Site!
      Here are some good online resources for your kids, from our very own
      Civil War Explorer! Turn to
      <http://www.civilwar.org/cwe/AREA002.asp?9002000000000> to learn
      why the war happened. There is a link to a short movie in which Dr.
      James McPherson speaks.
      "The Civil War is the central event in America's historical
      consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United
      States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it
      would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved
      the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable
      confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a
      sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a
      declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty,
      would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the

      You can also go to http://www.civilwar.org/cwe/AREA005.asp?
      to learn about life in the 1860s.

      View links to pastimes, education, a day in the life, and music. The
      link to A Day in the Life includes information about Saida (Sallie)
      Bird, who was twelve years old when the Civil War began. She was the
      daughter of upper class, educated Southern parents, Sallie and
      Bird. The family owned more than forty slaves and grew cotton on
      Georgia plantation. She had one younger brother, Wilson. Excerpts from
      the letters she wrote to her father from 1861 to 1864 show something
      what life was like for a young wealthy girl in the South. However, she
      only rarely mentioned the domestic chores she would have been expected
      to do in addition to her schoolwork. Most likely, because they were
      routine activities and she did not feel that they would interest her

      Read portions of her letters and listen to audio links.

      2. Civil War Teacher Institute
      The 2004 Summer Teacher Institute is full! But, if you didn't return
      your registration form on time, don't despair! If you are still
      interested in the program, you can fill out a registration form to be
      placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations. Just e-mail

      3. Great Web Sites
      www.facesofwar.com <http://www.facesofwar.com/>

      This site features a monthly column, which is also printed in the
      War News. Based on the book by the same name, by Ron Coddington, the
      column gives a photograph of a Civil Union soldier and a biography of
      each person's life. This month is entitled "Brutal Assault" and it is
      the story of Capt. John William Fenton, of Co. H, 132nd New York
      Infantry. It is an interesting (and sad) portrait. (Last month's
      subject was Dr. Algernon Marble Squier, 25 year old contract surgeon
      with the 18th Kansas Cavalry. I can send a copy of the article if you
      will send a self-addressed stamped envelope.)


      From the Area 3 History and Cultures Project -- What role did
      actions and aims as President during his first six weeks in office
      in the outbreak of the Civil War? Look at primary sources and decide
      for yourself if Lincoln "maneuvered" the south into firing on Fort
      Sumter. Middle and high school level lessons.

      From the same source, 1) did John Brown accomplish his purpose? If so,
      in what sense? If not, how not; 2.) What appear to have been the major
      strengths and weaknesses in Brown's character; 3.) Was the prosecution
      in his trial justified in charging him with trying to start a
      Whom are we to believe on this question; 4.) How would you assess
      Brown's honesty and credibility during his jailing and trial? Middle
      and high school level lessons; also uses primary sources.
      From Houghton Mifflin, this is a brief battlefield guide.
      Project Vote Smart! Great for advocacy - kids can look up their local
      representatives on this web site. Also contains biographical
      information, issue positions, interest group ratings, voting records
      public statements for candidates and current legislators. Keep this
      hand for election 2004. Another idea for you - talk about Lincoln's
      Election of 1864 and compare to upcoming election!
      Unusual, odd and bizarre: weird snippets of information sure to get
      California in the Civil War. "Most people forget that California was
      part of the Union during the Civil War. This page is meant to help
      broaden people's awareness of the role that California played in
      preserving the union. The State of California is credited with
      15,725 volunteers to the Union Armies during the Civil War. The units
      provided break down as follows: two full regiments and one battalion
      cavalry, eight full regiments of infantry, and one battalion of
      called mountaineers. These men all served in the west and southwest.
      First Regiment, Washington Territory Infantry Volunteers had eight
      companies that were recruited in California.
      Civil War Artillery page, by a reenactor in the Third Battery, 1st
      Michigan Light Artillery
      <http://www.cwartillery.org/3rdbattery/civwar.html> . Very complete
      information with pictures and illustrations.
      Charley King - youngest Union soldier to die in the Civil War.
      4. Trivia

      Questions are from Civil War Quiz and Fact Book, Rod Gragg, 1985.

      1. Fraley's Pond, Bloody Pond, the Peach Orchard, Hell's Hollow
      and the Hornet's Nest were landmarks of what major Civil War battle?
      2. What Civil War figure offered this advice and to whom: "Hold
      on with a bull-dog grip and chew and choke as much as possible"?
      3. What prominent Confederate cabinet officer became legal
      to the queen of England after the Civil War?
      4. What famous Old West lawman served as a Union scout at the
      Battle of Pea Ridge?
      5. What was assassin John Wilkes Booth's military experience?
      6. How did Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart trick the opposing
      Union forces at Second Manassas?
      7. What was the name of General U.S. Grant's favorite horse?

      5. Lesson Plans from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

      Note: I am not the National Museum of Civil War Medicine! Contact
      education@... <mailto:education@...> to get
      these lessons!
      Lesson plans are available that allow students to develop skills in
      analysis and use of primary sources. Understanding and using primary
      sources is essential to the education of young people in any field.
      Primary sources not only form the basis for research papers and
      of historians, but they also form the foundation upon which every
      business, museum and historical society is built. The primary sources
      for use in these lessons include the letters of Pvt. Peleg Bradford,
      Jr., who served with the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery. The prosthetic
      which Bradford wore due to having sustained a battle injury and
      undergone an amputation in 1864, is another primary source upon which
      these lessons are based. Both selected transcriptions of the letters
      the prosthesis are on display in the Museum. Below is the outline of
      objectives and lessons:
      To provide students with the opportunity to explore primary sources
      To allow students the opportunity to understand how primary sources
      used in a museum setting
      To assist students in developing the following skills - deciphering
      antiquated language/spelling; performing close textual analysis;
      developing research skills; developing the ability to evaluate a
      and determine what is worthwhile and what is not; developing critical
      awareness of authorship and understanding how information is organized
      Lesson 1: Amputation and the strain on Civil War soldiers
      Lesson 2: Prosthetics of the 19th century and advancements
      Lesson 3: Language and education of soldiers
      Lesson 4: Fact vs. Fiction: Understanding the truth about medical
      practice in the past
      Lesson 5: Be a Historian: Utilize primary and secondary sources to
      discover Frederick's medical role during the Civil War
      The packet of all five lessons is available at a cost of $5.00
      and handling included). Please contact the education department to
      request a copy of these lesson plans. (Jen's note: e-mail
      education@... <mailto:education@...> ! to get
      these lessons!)
      6. Galusha Pennypacker
      "In a war which produced several "boy generals," this young
      Pennsylvanian topped them all. He became a brigadier general of
      volunteers and brevet major general before he could vote.
      neither his youth nor his cumbersome name

      Terri Willingham
      info @...
      Learning is For Everyone, Inc.
      Supporting Family Choice in Education
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