Hands On Civil War History Projects

I have always been a fan of having kids “do history” and to think like historians. One way to do that is to get their hands dirty and create models of objects from the past.  With today’s 3D printing technology, models can be designed on a program...

The Civil War in Color

As many of you know, I love to colorize original Civil War era photographs as a way to relax.  I call them my “adult coloring books.”  I have also created two tutorial videos so you can learn to create your own colorizations. Learn to colorize Civil War...

Google News Archive

Here is a tool that I have been exploring and showing teachers how to use for a while now and it’s high time I shared it with you, my readers. Google news provides you with the ability to search their archives going all the way back to the late 1800s.  This is a...

Harper’s Weekly Online

Ever wonder how newspapers during Civil War covered the battles? Are your doing any research into an aspect of the Civil War and need a great primary source? Well, the Son of the South website has digitized versions of Harper’s Weekly online for your review....