For teachers and parents looking to open up the world of a divided America, there are many wonderful on-line resources to help you in your quest. Here are a sampling of my favorites:
The folks at history.com have set up an entire website with some wonderful info graphics to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The website has sections on the soldiers, how the war was financed, weaponry, battles, and much more. The information on this website is often very sobering as it makes clear the very high human cost of war.
The Civil War Trust offers a wide variety of student and teacher resources including research tools, quizzes to test your knowledge, maps, and photo collections!
And, of course, no resource list would be complete without mentioning our favorite books!
Books for Elementary and Middle School
Abraham Lincoln by the d'Aulaires
Books for Junior and High School
Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster
Abraham Lincoln by James Daugherty
We hope you enjoy utilizing these resources! Be sure to share your personal favorites with us below in the comments section.