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Updated: April 2010

The Civil War

Education World looks at the war that divided the nation and ultimately abolished slavery.

Civil War Lesson Plans and Activities
This week, Education World presents more than a dozen lessons for teaching about the Civil War. Teachers can use these lessons to teach what caused the war, what it was like to live in a nation divided, and much more.

Great Sites For Teaching About: The Civil War
Each week, Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About ... page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. Internet educator Walter McKenzie selected this week's sites, which are among the best on the Web for teaching about the Civil War.

Two Books Aim to Teach About Civil War
This week, Education World examines two new books that will enhance classroom study of the Civil War. The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Civil War, by historian Catherine Clinton, offers a detailed, heavily illustrated, year-by-year account of the war. Civil War Artist, written and illustrated by Taylor Morrison, is a fictional account of an artist who drew battlefield illustrations for use in the country's newspapers. Included: Tips for using each book in the classroom!