Civil War Begins

Agenda & Online Workshop Resources

Warm-up Activity: Thinking Like a Historian (Proceed to the Monarch classroom & begin the exercise after completing the SRI Pre-test.)
Examining Slavery: Primary Source Pairs
Welcome:  Workshop Overview & Introductions
Causes of America's Civil War
Tour of Library of Congress Online Resources

Optional Graduate Credit (Assignment Explanation & Registration)

Lunch Break (Participants interested in earning credit complete and return registration forms.)
  • Syllabus
  • Assignment
  • Activity Plan
The Battle of Bull Run: Readers' Theater
Multiple perspectives from historical fiction with literacy skills' integration 
Battle of Belmont 
Two Primary Source-based perspectives
Certificates & Final Evaluations

Current News

New resource: Book Backdrops developed by our summer institue participants.

Calendar of Events:

Coming this Fall 2015

Transforming America: America in the Gilded Age (Date to be announced soon)

Other offerings this fall will be Essentials Exploration and a Special Topics workhop focused on WWII