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Civil War Primary Sources Pack (20)

ISBN: 9780635108401
Publisher: Gallopade
Publication Date: 2013-05-01
Number of pages: 20
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The Primary Sources series is the winner of the 2015 Academics’ Choice Awards for the 2015 Smart Book Award in recognition of mind-building excellence. The Civil War Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary source documents that are relevant to the history of the Civil War. Each primary resource is printed on sturdy 8.5” X 11” card stock.

We have created a FREE Online Teacher’s Guide for Primary Sources to help you to teach primary sources more effectively and use creative strategies for integrating primary source materials into your classroom. This FREE Online Teacher's Guide for Primary Sources is 15 pages. It includes teacher tools, student handouts, and student worksheets. Click HERE to download the FREE Online Teacher's Guide for Primary Sources.

The Civil War Primary Sources will help your students build common core skills including:

• Analysis
• Critical Thinking
• Point of View
• Compare and Contrast
• Order of Events
• And Much More!

Perfect for gallery walks and literature circles! Great research and reference materials!

The 20 Civil War Primary Sources are:
1. Poster related to Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 – published 1851
2. Title page of Uncle Tom’s Cabin – 1852
3. Photograph of Harriet Tubman – 1855
4. Political cartoon related to 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act – 1856
5. Illustration of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia – published November 5, 1859
6. Illustration of General Scott’s “Anaconda Plan” - 1861
7. Bombardment of Fort Sumter – April 1861
8. 7th New York State Militia – 1861
9. Wounded soldiers in hospital – ca. 1861-1865
10. U.S. Government Recruiting Poster – 1861
11. Photograph of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy – 1861
12. Photograph of President Abraham Lincoln and General George B. McClellan in the general’s tent at Antietam, Maryland – October 3, 1862
13. Illustration in Harper’s Weekly entitled “Emancipation” - 1863
14. Photograph of scars on a whipped slave; Baton Rouge, Louisiana – April 1863
15. Photograph of General Sherman’s troops destroying the railroad near Atlanta –
16. Drummer Boy with 78th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops –
17. Political cartoon featuring Vice President Andrew Johnson and President Abraham Lincoln –
18. Oil painting entitled “The Peacemakers” - President Lincoln with General Sherman, General Grant, and Admiral Porter aboard the River Queen –
19. Illustration depicting General Sherman’s 1864 March to the Sea – 1868
20. Lithograph of the 1863 Battle of Chickamauga – 1890
Your students will:
• think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
• participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
• integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
• experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.

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