Local Primary Source Lessons

Taking a Stand in the Antebellum Era—primary source stations

Raising an Army at Town Meeting—primary source activity

Researching Local Civil War Soldiers—primary source research unit

Mapping the Civil War HomeFront in your Community—map activity with short online research task

Civil War Kit from Vermont Historical Society

Civil War Poetry Lessons

List Poem: I Hear America Singing

Ballad: The Battle Cry of Freedom

Erasure Poetry: Three Hundred Thousand More

Two Veterans: An art and poetry activity

Six-Word Memoirs: Come Up from the Field Father

Eulogy: Oh Captain! My Captain!