Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 20 – Art

April 26, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss how you can teach the American Civil War in the Social Studies Classroom.  I also share about a recent trip my family took to Gettysburg. Here is one of the videos I took of […]

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Health and Medicine During the Civil War

April 15, 2012

EDITORS NOTE:  This is a guest post by Elaine Hirsch Health and Medicine During the Civil War From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War wreaked havoc on American life. Nearly 620,000 soldiers died and an additional 412,000 were wounded. The massive amount of injuries presented new challenges in the medical field. Hospitals and clinics were overwhelmed […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 19 – Social Studies

April 12, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss how you can teach the American Civil War in the Social Studies Classroom.  I also share about a recent trip my family took to Gettysburg. Here is one of the videos I took of […]

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Happy Easter

April 6, 2012

As I am enjoying a few days off with the family, I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you, a very Blessed Easter. Civil War Easter Tidbits Ever wonder what days  Easter fell on during the Civil War.?   Well, I looked it up: March 31st 1861 April 20th 1862 […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 18 – Language Arts

March 30, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss how you can teach the American Civil War in the Language Arts Classroom.  I also share the Sullivan Ballou letter. Here is a photo of Sullivan Ballou:   Feedback on the show? email me […]

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Gettysburg Rock Carvings with Sarah

March 23, 2012

It was a beautiful here in central Pennsylvania last weekend so we decided to head to Gettysburg for the day.  In addition to packing a lunch, we grabbed my copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide and my Flip video camera and set off.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every […]

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Gettysburg Rock Carvings with Josh

March 22, 2012

It was a beautiful here in central Pennsylvania last weekend so we decided to head to Gettysburg for the day.  In addition to packing a lunch, we grabbed my copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide and my Flip video camera and set off.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every […]

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Exploring Big Round Top with CJ

March 20, 2012

It was a beautiful here in central Pennsylvania last weekend so we decided to head to Gettysburg for the day.  In addition to packing a lunch, we grabbed my copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide and my Flip video camera and set off.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 17 – The Irish and the Civil War

March 17, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how the Irish played a part in the American Civil War. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark Ferguson and is used […]

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An Interview with Gary Adelman

March 12, 2012

Here is a short video I did with Gary Adelman who is the Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust.  I shot this video a while back and just found it so I thought I would share.      

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 16 – Using Math to Teach the Civil War

March 8, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how you can use Math to teach and learn about the Civil War. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark Ferguson and is […]

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Civil War Card Games – Faro

March 7, 2012

I filmed this video last summer in Gettysburg and never got around to editing it and uploading until now.  In the video the soldier is showing us how to play Faro which is a period card game. According to Wikipedia, Faro came to the US in the 19th century to become the most widespread and popularly […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 15 – YouTube and the Civil War

March 1, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how you can use YouTube to teach and learn about the Civil War Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark Ferguson and is […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 14 – Attending PETE&C

February 23, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about my recent visit to the annual Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C).  I also interview a teacher and learn about how she is having her students use primary sources and […]

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Ghosts of the Hunley

February 7, 2012

Kevin Honeycutt has developed an excellent website for integrating technology to teach the Civil War.  This collaborative learning project is focused around the H.L. Hunley, the famous Confederate submarine.  This website is provides an in depth look into the history of the H.L. Hunley along with providing a great collection of links, photographs and videos.  […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 13 – Google Earth and the Civil War

January 31, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how you can use Google Earth to teach and learn about the Civil War Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark Ferguson […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 12

January 19, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about a trip that my family and I took to Charleston, SC and our visit to Fort Sumter. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is […]

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New Civil War iPhone App

January 10, 2012

Virtual tours on your iPhone Rama is a history app for the iPhone that allows readers to walk (or drive) the most significant routes in history. When our team at Crimson Bamboo sat down to create Rama, one important aspect of how we designed the app was its possible appeal to children and use as […]

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Book Review: Year of Disunion

December 28, 2011

 I recently received a copy of Year of Disunion: A Novel of the Dawn of the American Civil War by Blythe Forcey Toussaint.  I honestly did not know what to expect from the book but I can now honestly say that I enjoyed reading the story.  While the story is about the events leading up to […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 11

December 21, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I present a brief interview that I did with author JD Petruzzi.  I have done reviews of JD’s books here before and it was nice to talk to him in person about his works. Feedback on […]

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