-Middle School-
Civil War Study

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If we don't learn our history, we are bound to repeat it. However history can sometimes be dry and boring. Students learn best through interactive lessons. There are several key areas to focus in the middle school years that create a base for the student's high school years.

The Civil War was a tragic time in American history.  So many lives were lost and so much change happened in this country because of it.  It is critical that students learn about the events leading up to the war and what happened after it. 

Also the key people and states that were on each side of the conflict.  Knowing the position of both sides will help the students understand why this kind of war was fought. Below are resources to teach students more than the basic about the war but buffering the students slightly from the gruesome matter of the sitiuation. 

This collection of videos is meant to teach the Civil War in terms that are factual but not graphic.  Click on the image to see the video.

Civil War Videos

Summary of the Civil War with a good prospective of the South's position.

Civil War Facts for Kids

American Civil War in 10 minutes.  It's a great quick overview.

Civil War Extras

Hands-on and visually appealing resources help to keep the interest alive. Click see these great options. 

The Civil War for Kids is a good book for both information and hands-on learning. There is a reading section and then an activiity. The book includes 21 activities in total.

DK Eyewitness book is a great reference book with amazing instructions. 

Professor Noggins' Civil War Trivia game. There are 180 questions. The cards are racked easy and hard to suit different levels of players.

DK Biography of Abraham Lincoln is a detailed and graphically appealing book. 

Civil War Activities

Click on the images below to see more about each project.

A great list of ideas to make kids feel like they are apart of history. 

A visual study of the north and the south.

Learn to make Hardtack. It was a staple of what the soldiers ate during the Civil War.  

Civil War Printables

Below is a collection of great free printable resources. Click on the image to get them.

This is full of free printables and games.

The causes of the Civil War Worksheet.

There are free worksheets and learning activites for the civil War on this site.

A timeline  in the shape of Abraham Lincoln's top hat, fun.


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