Category Archives: Education

Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force “Nashville” video series

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force observed the anniversaries of the Battles of Franklin and Nashville from November 13-17, 2014 which culminated in the dedication to a marker on Shy’s Hill in Nashville on November 16. The marker commemorates … Continue reading

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Lincoln Assassination Resources

Due to the reconfiguration of this blog, here are the links to the stories on Frederick Aiken, Mary Surratt and the Lincoln Assassination, for your convenience.   Frederick Aiken Biography Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In Rare Aiken … Continue reading

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Too Many Civil War Books?

Written by John Hiett  The flood of books a couple of years ago commemorating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth got me wondering just how many Lincoln books our library could absorb. When so many titles get published at once, don’t … Continue reading

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Norfolk 4th-grade teacher who held mock slave auction placed on administrative leave

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in Norfolk who staged a mock auction of black and mixed-race students as part of a Civil War history lesson is on administrative leave. Norfolk Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Michael Spencer tells … Continue reading

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Day camp brings Civil War to life for area youngsters

From weaponry to quilt squares, area youths learn about life in the Civil War at Spotsylvania day camp. BY AMY FLOWERS UMBLE, The new recruits lined up, and one by one each private marched up for a rifle. Decked … Continue reading

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Oakland County Executive Wants to Put Civil War Map in Every County Classroom

L. Brooks Patterson unveils map that plots key Civil War sites around Oakland County. By Mark H. Stowers | Email the author | Oakland County schools will have a new tool to help teach the history of the Civil War: a map of Oakland … Continue reading

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Map guide designed to promote region’s Civil War history

By LINDA COMINS , Wheeling Intelligencer WHEELING – Appalachian Regional Commission officials visited Wheeling Thursday to unveil a new tourism tool, Civil War: The Home Front Map-Guide to Appalachia, designed to boost the economy and attract cultural heritage tourists to the 13-state … Continue reading

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North-South divide still overshadows how to teach the Civil War

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — You don’t have to look far for examples of how the Civil War stirs public debate 150 years after it began. A private “secession ball” in Charleston, S.C., pegged to the anniversary in February of … Continue reading

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Learning history ‘hands on’: MC history class helps curate Civil War exhibit

From Maryville College Courtesy of the Daily Times, Maryville, Tennessee African-Americans relied on songs and symbols to communicate the locations of the Underground Railroad. The explosion of the SS Sultana in 1865 resulted in the greatest maritime disaster in United … Continue reading

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Summit is offered free of charge to educators, offers strategies for bringing history alive in the classroom (Washington, D.C.) – This summer, elementary, middle and high school teachers from around the nation are invited to Nashville, Tenn., to take part in … Continue reading

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