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Civil War Poster!

Sep 6 2011

Note: Thank you for your interest in our posters. We no longer have the Civil War poster in stock, but you may print a copy or visit the interactive online version.

What can a quilt, a map, some photographs, a haversack, and a receipt tell you about the past? Thanks to Teachinghistory.org’s new FREE poster, “How Do You Piece Together the History of the Civil War?,” these objects can teach a lot about the Civil War and about how historians piece together the past.

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This 24 x 36 inch poster features an engaging collage of primary sources and related questions that get students thinking about how we know what we know about the past, especially in relation to our country’s most devastating conflict, the Civil War. The question, “How can geography impact a battle?,” accompanies a map of Gettysburg while a slave receipt prompts students to think about the laws, economics, and people involved in the institution of slavery.

As a special bonus for teachers, Teachinghistory.org has created an interactive version of this poster with links to teaching materials and websites related to the Civil War. Topics include children’s voices during the Civil War, African American perspectives, women’s roles, Civil War era music, and emancipation, as well as military history and life on the battlefield.

This poster and online resources illustrate that it takes many sources and perspectives to develop a rich understanding of the Civil War in all of its complexity.

Interested in using this for

Interested in using this for meetings and with all the celebrations connected with the 150 year anniversaries over the next 4 years.

Using this in our 8th grade

Using this in our 8th grade American History classes.

it's a nice way to show

it's a nice way to show students how historians connect artifacts together to create a story of history

I want to use this to learn

I want to use this to learn more myself.

This poster can help my 8th

This poster can help my 8th graders understand how we know what we know. To most, it seems like everything in history class is from the way distant past. By looking into primary sources such as these, we find out what happened and develop historical empathy.

using to teach 9th grade

using to teach 9th grade

Will use this in 7th grade

Will use this in 7th grade American history class.

Interested in getting my

Interested in getting my college students (yes, the problems are the same!) thinking about human history as arising from human agency and also about human history as something that human beings create, not something that is there like Gibralter.

Enjoy using visuals

Enjoy using visuals

I would use this poster in

I would use this poster in our Military Museum, as we are just beginning the search for Civil War artifacts for our new expansion.

I plan to use the posters for

I plan to use the posters for 7th grade classes.

My Boy Scout Troop is going

My Boy Scout Troop is going to Gettysburg and the boys are showing a lot of interest in the Civil War. I want to help the boys continue the exploration of the Civil War in any way that I can.

Looking forward to using this

Looking forward to using this in my SC history course.

Using this to show how our

Using this to show how our ancestors lived in that era.

I am planning on teaching

I am planning on teaching History and am trying to start up my collection of posters to put on my walls in my future classroom. This will be an excellent start.

High School students.

High School students.

Use this for our 5th grade

Use this for our 5th grade class!

I love so much of the

I love so much of the information that I receive from you on a regular and this is one more item that I can use as my 8th grade explores the many perspectives of United States history.

thank you again,
Katrina A. Spicer

My school district, Berkeley

My school district, Berkeley County, in South Carolina approaches teaching history with a strong literacy element. I have retired from the classroom but now I teach graduate classes for teachers in the district so they can increase their storehouse of knowledge and resources. I can see this poster (and others that you might have with a similar format) being used among groups of teachers as they research and discuss their findings, and prepare for using similar resources with their own students. If it is possible for me to receive several copies of this and any other posters of this type, I would be most appreciative. Anything we can do to make the teacher's job easier and the learning more authentic, is very worthwhile.

Thank you for your help in this undertaking.

the kids luv everything about

the kids luv everything about history

I am interested in using this

I am interested in using this poster in my classroom.

I am very interested in using

I am very interested in using this poster for my tutoring group and home school.

We will use this poster to

We will use this poster to show the history of the United States and New Jersey's role during the war.

I plan on implementing the

I plan on implementing the poster into my lessons on the civil war. It provides a great visual that will promote discussion as well as integrate into my writing.

In response to "My school

In response to "My school district, Berkeley County, in South Carolina approaches teaching history with a strong literacy element..."

Hello!

Contact info@teachinghistory.org with your mailing address, and we'd be happy to send you copies of this poster and our Historical Thinking poster.

- Lara Harmon
Senior Research Associate

I will use this in my 7th

I will use this in my 7th grade American History Class

I want to use this poster in

I want to use this poster in my traveling Civil War diorama. It will be great!

I am a new teacher in Rock

I am a new teacher in Rock Springs, Wyoming. We teach a unit on the Civil War and Reconstruction. I believe using primary sources in my classroom instruction will enhance my students' learning of history.

This poster would definitely

This poster would definitely help students in my eighth grade classes.i

Our eighth grade students

Our eighth grade students finish the year studying the Civil War and last year did an interdisciplinary research project with their Language Arts class. This poster would be really helpful.

This poster will augment the

This poster will augment the traveling exhibit, "Divided Loyalties: Civil War Documents from the Missouri State Archives" which Murrell Library will host from January 9 through February 24, 2012. The Library's exhibits and programs are always free and open to the public. Thank you for this timely offer!

I got the History Channel

I got the History Channel 1861 Civil War DVD set for Christmas and would love to have this free poster to go with it. I can already tell it would really help complete the unit!!! Can't wait to get this unit started :)

This poster will definitely

This poster will definitely enhance our Civil War unit

plan to give this to my

plan to give this to my daughters 5th grade teacher.

For my 8th grade classes!

For my 8th grade classes!

Great wat to visually show

Great wat to visually show the students about history.

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