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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.

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Using letters written during the Civil War students develop an understanding of the message of the letters. They will create a dramatic reading based on their letter.
Lesson
Learn how music was used in the Civil War.
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.
Cuesheet
A twelve-year-old boy saves his older brother at the Battle of Gettysburg and then helps lead the Union to victory!
Audio Series
Abraham Lincoln was one of our most unmusical presidents-- he could neither play an instrument nor carry a tune
The Story Behind The Song
Discover how Julia Howe’s hymn helped inspire the North in its fight to reunite the country and free African-American slaves
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