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Links 1 through 10 of 53 by Christy Keeler tagged Civil_War

From the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, this site uses textual and visual cues to have students learn about roles of a variety of people during the Civil War. Students read an excerpt about a particular person and drag items they think would relate to that person into an "Evidence" box. Upon doing so, they are told if they are correct or incorrect and provided with additional information.

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This site describes the types of conditions enslaved Indians went through during the pre-colonial time period. It discusses the different slavery among tribes, and the conditions that these enslaved Indians faced. It gives a detailed descriptions of how they worked, where they worked, and who owned them. I believe that this site would be useful for students in the upper elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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This is a chronicle of the winter of 1861-1862. Thousands of Creek, Cherokee, Shawnee, and Seminole Indians, a number of them with African ancestry, and several hundreds of blacks who had been slaves to Indians, fought their way toward Kansas in order to escape the Confederacy and link up with Union officials.

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This site is a portal containing annotated links to history web sites and K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.

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This site links to a plethora of midi versions of songs from the Civil War era. The options range from well-known to lesser-known songs.

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This site links to a plethora of midi versions of songs from the Civil War era. The options range from well-known to lesser-known songs.

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This site was developed by Dr. Christy Keeler as part of the Teaching American History Grant module on the Civil War and digital storytelling. The site includes several examples of teacher- and student-developed audio-based digital stories from the Civil War era. In addition, the site includes links to other digital storytelling resources and videos describing how to use Audacity to edit voice recordings brought in from iPods using iTunes.

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This PDF from the James Madison Museum tells how Native Americans taught settlers how to farm, use crop rotation, plant in rows, and use fish heads for fertilizer. Other links include PDFs on slavery, colonist farming, and changes in the 19th century. All PDFs are one-page files.

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