Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 9

November 14, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss how you can use Twitter to learn more about the Civil War.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter, I’m @fifer1863 Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music […]

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4 Cool Civil War Apps for your iPhone/iPod/iPad

November 12, 2011

4 Cool Civil War Apps for your iPhone/iPod/iPad Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to take a look at several civil war related apps for the iPhone and iPad. The following is a review of four of those apps. Civil War Preservation Trust Gettysburg app The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) has created […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 8

October 12, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss a recent trip that my daughter Sarah and I made to the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg.  During this visit, we had the opportunity to meet Dr. Daisy Century who portrays Harriet Tubman […]

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Using National History Day to explore the Civil War

September 17, 2011

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following post is contributed by Beth A. Twiss Houting, Senior Director of Programs & Services, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  It talks about Civil War related topics for the National History competition. With a new school year upon us, it is time to begin planning for National History Day (NHD). If you are […]

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Civil War Journeys Website

September 15, 2011

I was recently contacted about a new website with resources for teaching the Civil War.  The site is called Civil War Journeys and I thought I would share a quick overview with you. Civil War Journeys is a nice educational resource on the American Civil War. The site contains nearly 4,000 battlefield photographs that students […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 7

September 13, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss some ways teachers can use various Google tools to find resources for teaching the Civil War. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by the Excelsior Brigade […]

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The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook Review

September 10, 2011

Recently, I received a copy of NEW GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN HANDBOOK, THE: Facts, Photos, and Artwork for Readers of All Ages, June 9 – July 14, 1863 by J. D. Petruzzi and Steve Stanley.  Petruzzi is also the author of excellent book, The Complete Gettysburg Guide. This 184 page handbook is packed full of facts, figures, […]

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Guest Post: Living the Civil War With Technology

September 8, 2011

EDITORS NOTE: This is a guest post about a website that I recently found and thought was very interesting.  Let me know what you think and how you can have your students create a newscast from a part of the Civil War. A casual study of history teaches our students one indisputable fact: Kids today […]

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Tracing the Polictical Aftermath

August 23, 2011

The Civil War: the War that Never Truly Ended The Civil War was fought nearly 150 years ago, and was among the most brutal wars in American history, both on and off the battlefield. Over 600,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting their own compatriots, and even the civilian death toll is estimated in the hundreds […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 6

August 16, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss Civil War era music and some ways teachers can use Civil War music in their classrooms. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow me on Twitter Music is by the Excelsior Brigade […]

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A Glorious Army Book Review

August 12, 2011

I recently had the opportunity to read a new book by historian Jeffry  Wert entitled, A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863.  Jeffry Wert is an amazing Civil War historian and author of numerous books on the Civil War including my favorite Gettysburg, Day Three. In his new book, A Glorious Army: Robert E. […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 5

July 26, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss some ways teachers can overcome different barriers when trying to use technology to teach the Civil War. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Music is by the Excelsior Brigade Fifes and Drums […]

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Gettysburg’s Eternal Peace Light Memorial with CJ

July 16, 2011

Here is a video of my son CJ teaching us about one of the more popular sites in Gettysburg, the Eternal Peace Light Memorial.  This monument is located on Oak Hill in Gettysburg.  Confederate forces marched toward Gettysburg and the Union lines from behind the monument where CJ is sitting.   The base relief is said […]

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Learning about the “Trough Rock” in Gettysburg with CJ

July 14, 2011

Here is a video of my son CJ teaching us about one of the less popular sites in Gettysburg known as the “Trough Rock”. This rock is located in the “Slaughter Pen” or “Valley of Death” near Devil’s Den.     Here is the photo of the horse drinking from the rock: Here is a […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 4

July 12, 2011

      This is the fourth episode of my new podcast. I hope the quality is better (I’m still playing with the settings) and that you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss a my recent ISTE presentation and some interviews I did while I was attending the conference. Feedback on the show? email […]

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ISTE Conference 2011

June 26, 2011

Over the next few days, I will be in Philadelphia attending the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference.  This is the premier educational technology conference in the country and attracts over 10,000 educators from around the world.  On Tuesday, I will be presenting a session entitled, Tradigital History.  This presentation will demonstrate how […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 3

June 18, 2011

      This is the third episode of my new podcast. I hope the quality is better (I’m still playing with the settings) and that you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss a my upcoming ISTE presentation, a Civil War Reenactment, Civil War Sallie and a family trip to Gettysburg. Feedback on the […]

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Unknown Graves in the Soldiers National Cemetery

June 5, 2011

Here is a video of my son Josh learning about the the 979 Unknown Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg     Sarah is reading from THE COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE by JD Petruzzi  

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Gettysburg Soldier’s National Cemetery

June 3, 2011

Here is a video of my daughter Sarah (aka @civilwarsallie) learning about the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg     Sarah is reading from THE COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE by JD Petruzzi  

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Gettysburg Generals Hancock and Reynolds

June 1, 2011

Here is a video of my son CJ learning about the monuments to General Hancock and Reynolds in Gettysburg   CJ is reading from THE COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE by JD Petruzzi  

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