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Program Flyer: The Civil War Soldier

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Content Provider   HistoryConnects from the Virginia Historical Society  2012-13 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Evan Liddiard
eliddiard@vahistorical.org
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA  23220
United States
Phone: (804) 342-2278 ext. 689
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 15 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, University, Public Library: Library Patrons, Retirement Communities
Maximum Number of Participants   There is no maximum, but we suggest no more than 30 students.
Minimum Number of Participants   No minimum
Primary Disciplines   Social Studies/History
Secondary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History, Standards
Program Description   Students will explore the everyday experience of a Civil War soldier, focusing on aspects of camp life such as clothing, food, and letters from home. From the perspective of those who fought, students will gain insight into the war and its consequences.This program involves the active participation of the entire class as students

investigate the trials and hardships of a Civil War soldier

examine similarities and differences of equipment used by the Union and Confederate soldiers

draw their own conclusions of what it may have been like to carry these items during the four seasons of the year without modern transportation

examine primary and secondary sources of objects and letters

discuss the effect the war had on Virginians and the country

explore the contributions made by women, slaves and children, whether they worked side by side with the soldiers or helped to maintain the home front while the men were away
Program Format   1. The program begins with an introduction to the Civil War.
2. The educator and students will discuss the difference between the North and the South.
3. The educator will show students primary and secondary sources used during the Civil War.
4. The program will end with time for Questions and Answers.
Objectives   After the program, students will be able to:
-compare and contrast the North and the South

-identify major Civil War battles

-identify major figures from the time period

-discuss what it may have been like to live during the time period

-summarize the contributions made by women, slaves and children to the war effort

-understand the effect the Civil War had on the nation.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National
U.S. History NS 5-12 ERA 5 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877)


1) Causes of the Civil War
2) The course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Virginia
History and Social Studies


VS.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible
citizenship, including the ability to
a) identify and interpret artifacts and primary and secondary source documents to understand
events in history;
b) determine cause-and-effect relationships;
c) compare and contrast historical events;
d) draw conclusions and make generalizations;
e) make connections between past and present;
f) sequence events in Virginia history;
g) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives;
h) evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing;
i) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features,
climatic characteristics, and historical events.

VS.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the issues that divided our nation and led to the
Civil War by
a) identifying the events and differences between northern and southern states that divided
Virginians and led to secession, war, and the creation of West Virginia;
b) describing Virginia’s role in the war, including identifying major battles that took place in
Virginia;
c) describing the roles played by whites, enslaved African Americans, free African
Americans, and American Indians.

USI.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil
War by
a) describing the cultural, economic, and constitutional issues that divided the nation;
b) explaining how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased sectional tensions;
c) identifying on a map the states that seceded from the Union and those that remained in the
Union;
d) describing the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee,
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Frederick Douglass in events leading to and during the
war;
e) using maps to explain critical developments in the war, including major battles;
f) describing the effects of war from the perspectives of Union and Confederate soldiers
(including African American soldiers), women, and enslaved African Americans.

USI.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible
citizenship, including the ability to
a) identify and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding
of events and life in United States history to 1865;
b) make connections between the past and the present;
c) sequence events in United States history from pre-Columbian times to 1865;
d) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives;
e) evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing;
f) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features,
climatic characteristics, and historical events;
h) interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches and documents;
Program Length   50-60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Date/Time Notes   Programs are available Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

If these times do not work for your group, please contact Evan Liddiard at eliddiard@vahistorical.org and we will make every effort to find a convenient time for your program.
Program Cost   Multipoint Cost: $100.00
Point to Point Cost: $100.00
By Request Cost: $100.00
Program Fee Notes   This program is offered at $50 to schools within the state of Virginia.
Cancellation Policy   We will not charge for programs canceled due to inclement weather conditions. A full refund will be granted to sites that cancel more than 48 hours in advance.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   All schools will dial into the VHS.

We require a test call one week prior to the videoconference session.

IP address: 38.68.255.194

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