New Civil War Movie — Copperhead

June 19, 2013

I have been asked to announce the arrival of a new Civil War movie called Copperhead which is a film for the whole family and is opening in theaters June 28!   Commemorate the 150 year anniversary & keep your kids learning during the summer by catching Copperhead, a Civil War movie the whole family can […]

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Proclamation by Governor Curtin

June 13, 2013

PENNSYLVANIA INVASION.; Two Military Departments Formed In the State, Under the Command of Gens. Couch and Brooks. PROCLAMATION BY GOVERNOR CURTIN. PROCLAMATION OF GOV. CURTIN. Published: June 13, 1863; Dispatch of 6/12/1864 HARRISBURGH, Friday, June 12. Gen. COUCH has assumed command of the Department of the Susquehanna. He summons for the defence of the State, […]

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Center for Civil War Photography

June 12, 2013

Not sure why I haven’t mentioned this one before but The Center for Civil War Photography is a great place to find photos about the Civil War.  There are numerous websites that offer images of the Civil War, but The Center for Civil War Photography is different in one way because they also offer 3D images.  I especially like […]

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Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Study Guide Book Review

June 9, 2013

I have always wanted to be a licensed battlefield guide and admittedly I do not know enough about the battle in order to pass the exam.  So recently started to explore what it would take and what kind of books, websites, research, etc I would need to read and what types of research would be involved to […]

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Website Updates and Thank You

June 7, 2013

Hello Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU so much for reading my website and blog.  The statistics are through the roof.  I also want to apologize for lack of posts and podcast.  Other things have become a priority recently and while it is not an excuse I need to get […]

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NHD in PA Teacher’s Workshop -June 1st

May 19, 2013

Registration for the June 1, 2013 National History Day in Pennsylvania Teachers Workshop at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA is now open.  The workshop will run from 9 AM to 4 PM with a break for lunch.  Lunch is available from our on-site café. Thanks to scholarships provided by the […]

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Support a Good Cause

May 9, 2013

I received the following email the other day and I encourage you to support this terrific cause ——————– I hope this finds you well.  I’m writing to ask for a favor.  The museum I’ve been working on, Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office, is one of 24 finalists in a grant contest held by the National […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 33 – Ginger Lewman

March 5, 2013

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I interview Ginger Lewman and we talk about Project Based Learning and how it can engage students in “doing history”. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark […]

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Teaching the Civil War Resources – 1/09/13

January 10, 2013

Just a quick post to some links that I found recently.  Remember to follow my on Twitter (@fifer1863) to get all the links I share.   Civil War Unit http://www.squidoo.com/civil-war-unit Battles Wiki – http://lonerganpmsdhistory.wikispaces.com/Home Civil War in the American South http://www.american-south.org/?Welcome&Welcome&Welcome Free Civil War Related Resources from the Federal Resource for Education Excellence  AHA Today […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 32 – Leadership

November 21, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk about Civil War leadership and how both Armies were structured during the Civil War.  Everything from privates to colonels, regiments and corps. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 31 – The Common Core Standards

November 6, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk about my recent trip to Kansas where I did some professional development to teachers on the Common Core Standards. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by […]

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Google News Archive

November 5, 2012

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 great tool […]

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Halloween During the Civil War

October 31, 2012

Just a quick Civil War themed Halloween post for everyone to enjoy. Here is a photo from the October 26, 1861 edition of Harper’s Weekly.  It is called “Jeff Davis, Reaping the Harvest” and shows Confederate President Jefferson Davis standing in a field gathering crops with skulls on top of them.   If you check […]

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Free! HSP Resources for National History Day Workshop

October 22, 2012

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Resources for National History Day Workshop When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 1 Where: At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania — 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Register online: http://nhdresources.eventbrite.com Attend this teacher workshop to find out about the unique offerings of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, including lesson plans and primary and […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 30 – Norman Ball

October 3, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I interview Mr. Norman Ball.  Mr. Ball is an author, musician and play write who has penned a new musical based on the Red Badge of Courage called the SIDES Musical. Feedback on the show? email me at […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 29 – The Battle of Antietam

September 15, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk about my recent trip to Sharpsburg, MD and sleeping on the Antietam Battlefield.  I also talk about the battle and some suggestions for teaching the topic. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com […]

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Antietam YouTube Videos

September 13, 2012

With the upcoming 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam you might want to go check out their YouTube Channel and learn more about the battle. Here is one that provides an overview of the events of September 17, 1862:  

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 28 – The Civil War Kid

August 31, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Druart who is also known as the Civil War Kid.  Andrew is learning about the Civil War and raising money for Battlefield preservation. Feedback on the show? email me […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 27 – Fort McHenry

August 17, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I am talking about a recent family trip to Ft. McHenry in Baltimore where we spent a some time learning about the fort and the Star Spangled Banner. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 26 – Welcome Back

August 10, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I am talking about computer troubles, conference travels, and finding primary sources from the Kansas Historical Society and their Kansas Memory Project. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by […]

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