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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 8

by fifer1863 on October 12, 2011

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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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Resources on Harriet Tubman

Underground Railroad Resources 




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Here is a quick link to some great resources on Harriet Tubman that are available via the digital collections at the Library of Congress. These resources include items like photographs, books, and various manuscripts.

The Harriet Tubman Online Resources page provides numerous links to different websites that all contain digital historical resources related to Harriet Tubman. There is also a nice bibliography for additional reading.

Until next time….


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Julia Grant Acrostic Poem

by Sarah on January 26, 2010

Hi, Here is another acrostic poem. This time it is about Julia Grant, the wife of the 18th President Ulysses S. Grant.

Julia Grant was born at White House Plantation in St. Louis, Missouri

U. S. Grant proposed to her several times times before she said yes

Lonely without Ulysses Grant

In 1869, she entered the White House to begin, “the happiest period of her life”

Attended 1897 dedication of Grant’s tomb in New York City

Grant’s had 3 sons and a daughter

Received the position of 1st Lady

A family marriage held at the White House

Next to her husband’s grave

The 1st First Lady to write a memoir


Julia Ward Grant


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Harriet Tubman Acrostic Poem

March 3, 2009

Here is a another Civil War acrostic poem. This time I chose Harriet Tubman. She was a runaway slave who helped other slaves go to freedom and white people called abolitionists helped them get to freedom. Having faith in herself Arriving in free land with runaway slaves Respecting where people would hide her and others […]

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Teacher Tube Video

February 15, 2009

The following is a great TeacherTube video showing an actor portraying Major General George Gordon Meade and provides a nice overview of the Battle of Gettysburg: Allow your students to review the video and then have a discussion about how Major General Meade handled the Battle of Gettysburg and what are some key points that […]

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