ERIC Number: ED476512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Civil War Preservation Trust Two Week Curriculum for Teaching the Civil War.
Civil War Preservation Trust, Washington, DC.
The Civil War was perhaps the greatest turning point in U.S. history. The dual themes of slavery and power deeply divided the growing nation during the first half of the 19th century. The mission of the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) is to preserve the significant Civil War battlefields by protecting the land and educating the public about the vital roles those battlefields played in directing the course of the nation's history. This 2-week CWPT curriculum is designed for students in grades 5, 8, and 11. For each grade level, there are six sections: (1) "Disunion"; (2) "War"; (3) "Soldier Life"; (4) "Preservation"; (5) Battlefield Field Trips"; and (6) "The War at Home." These sections are vital in using battlefield land as outdoor classrooms. The curriculum contains ideas for the classroom as well as ideas for interdisciplinary activities. In addition to the curriculum, students are encouraged to visit the battlefields or for a Civil War reenactor to visit the class. The CWPT's Civil War traveling trunk can be reserved. In it are sections on camp life, medicine, food, uniforms, and music to help students get a better idea of what it was like to live during the Civil War era. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Field Trips, Grade 11, Grade 5, Grade 8, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Secondary Education, Social Studies
The Civil War Preservation Trust, 1331 H Street N.W. Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-367-1861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.civilwar.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Civil War Preservation Trust, Washington, DC.