Time Period Archives: Civil War & Reconstruction

The Bloodiest Battle in Maryland

This is a lesson for the AP US History Civil War Unit that is examining two societies at war. Analyzing issues in the North and more...
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How Did the North Really Feel?

In studying the causes of the Civil War, students often believe that the whole of the Northern United States stood against slavery and the whole more...
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Was Maryland in a state of rebellion in 1861?

Students will examine primary source documents to determine whether or not Maryland was in a state of rebellion, which would justify Lincoln to suspend the more...
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Songs of the Civil War: Causes and soldiers’ experience

In the first lesson, students will examine popular patriotic songs of the Civil War era to identify the reasons that both the North and South more...
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