Center for Civil War Photography

by fifer1863 on 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 the analysis of Gardner’s Harvest of Death.

So, go grab a set of your red&blue 3D glasses and explore some really cool photos of the Civil War (requires a special browser plugin).  If you don’t have them, you can always explore the regular photos.  These images provide an excellent way for students to examine different aspects of the Civil War in great detail.  As I always say, getting students to act like historians.
Rose Woods Dead in 3D


CSI Gettysburg: Confederate Sharpshooter

by fifer1863 on January 25, 2011

Here is a screencast that I did for you on using primary sources to get your students to act like historians.

Until next time…

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Google Maps and Gettysburg

by Jim on November 7, 2009

Thanks to the Ten Roads Blog (actually done by a high school student) for sharing a link to a very cool website (more of a mashup really) that uses Google Maps and photos.

The Encounter at Gettysburg page is being developed by Chuck Kann and incorporates Google Maps to allow visitors to locate monuments, farm houses and other significant portions of the Gettysburg battlefield. To navigate the site, you click on the your search criteria on the left side of the page. You can select monuments and landmarks by type, by state or by location on the battlefield. Once you have selected your desired monument or location, you simply click Get Map and then depending on your selection, you could then choose from additional monuments or locations.

For example, I clicked on PA in the Monuments associated with State box then clicked Get Map. From the new list, I selected the 11th PA monument. The Google Map image tells me where the monument is located (I can even view it as a satellite image), I have a photo of the monument and then information that is written on the monument.

In addition to this, the website has a great collection of both modern and period photographs for you to explore and use in your classroom.

Until next time….