The Civil War

Through songs and letters, explore the stories and people who lived through the American Civil War, including the relationship President Abraham Lincoln had with the music of his time.

Grade 5 Lesson
Using letters written during the Civil War students develop an understanding of the message of the letters
Grade 5 Lesson
Learn how music was used in the Civil War
Grade 5 Lesson
Create a historical timeline and personal event timeline based on the historical fiction book and play A Light in the Storm and its main character, Amelia Martin.
A twelve-year-old boy saves his older brother at the Battle of Gettysburg and then helps lead the Union to victory!
Audio Series
Explore Lincoln's love for theater and music, and the impact of music on his political campaign and presidency
The Story Behind The Song
This hymn helped inspire the North in its fight to reunite the country and free African-American slaves
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February 29, 1940: Gone with the Wind sets award record
This Day in the Arts
March 20, 1852: Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published
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