Our Days with Documents : Civil War Edition offers many resources for teachers. This page will be updated with information and resources from each day’s presentations.
Resources Day 1 – July 13,2016
8th grade American History teacher Art Titzel’s presentation centered on ways to enhance a field trip. His presentation focuses in on some methods to engage students on a trip to Gettysburg . He highlights activities for students and stories related to the battle that can be used to tell students which could make for strong connections.
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Resources Day 2 – July 14, 2016
American history teacher Rob Finkill shared some strategies on using primary sources in the classroom. Posted here are links to his presentation and resources in helping teachers find primary sources resources. Our Gettysburg School Bus has several posts on primary sources in the classroom with primary sources – from accounts from the battle both civilian and military as well as using monuments as primary sources.
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Organizers to Guide Student Inquiry
- Primary Source Analysis Tool from Library of Congress
- APPARTS guiding questions sheet for primary source analysis
- SOAPS graphic organizer
- Civil War Soldier Letters from Civil War Trust Curriculum – letters are in a Google Drive folder
- Civil War Curriculum from Civil War Trust
- Finding Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
- Digital Primary Source Analysis Organizer from the Library of Congress
- Massachusetts Historical Society – Civil War letters, images and more all digitized
Blog Posts related to Primary Sources
- Making Connections between Primary Sources – Accounts of fighting at Little Round Top
- Using Primary Sources – Frederick Douglass “What to the Slave is the 4th of July ” Speech
- Using Primary Sources – Tillie Pierce’s first hand account of a civilian’s perspective of the battle of Gettysburg
- Using Monuments as Primary Sources