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Content Provider
Contact Information
Matt Schullek
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH  43211
Phone: (800) 640-7679
Program Title
So You Know the Civil War?
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 21 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent adults Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
We prefer groups of 35 or fewer participants but can make exceptions.
Minimum Number of Participants
Minimum of 6 participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History
Video Clip
Program Description
No other period in our nation's history has captured our interest more than the events of 1861 through 1865. Although this struggle between the North and South is distant in time, it is a period that is confusing and complex to understand. Your students will compete against one another as they answer questions about the people, places, and events of this War Between the States. Demonstrate your knowledge of the Civil War by scheduling So You Know the Civil War.

Categories used are determined by the grade level of your students and may include:
Before the War - events prior to the outbreak of the Civil War
Civil War Geography - famous places, boundaries, and geographical features of the Civil
Civil War Battles - famous places and battles of the Civil War
Civil War Leaders - famous civilian and military leaders of the Civil War (4th – 8th grade)
All About Abe - questions about Abraham Lincoln
State Status - defining what states were free or slave states or territories (4th – 6th grade)
Picture This - analyzing Civil War era photographs/visuals
A Soldier's Life - a day in the life of a soldier (4th – 6th grade)
Slavery - history of slavery, abolitionism and famous abolitionists (4th – 8th grade)
Timeline - organizing the events prior to, during, and after the Civil War (7th – 12th grade)
The Aftermath - events and legislation passed after the conclusion of the Civil War (7th – 12th grade)
Law of the Land - pre and post Civil War legislation (9th – 12th grade)
Women and the War - the role of women in the Civil War (9th – 12th grade)
So You Know - miscellaneous Civil War facts
Program Format
1. Categories, scoring, and rules of the game show are reviewed.
2. Round One - 10 - 15 minutes
3. Commercial Break
4. Round Two - 10 - 15 minutes
5. Commercial Break
6. Final Round
7. Closing comments

After participating in this program, students will have a better understanding of the American Civil War, including topics such as the causes, consequences, geographic territories, history of slavery and abolition, associated legislation, role of women, and daily life of a soldier.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Portions of the following content standards may be addressed over the course of the program...

National Standards
NCTE – ELA K-12.4 Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NCTE – ELA K-12.12 Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

NCSS - SS.2 Time, Continuity, and Change
NCSS - SS.5 Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
NCSS - SS.6 Power, Authority, and Governance
NCSS - SS.8 Science, Technology, and Society

Common Core Standards
ELA CCSS: SL.3.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.3
ELA CCSS: SL.4.1, SL. 4.2, SL.4.3
ELA CCSS: SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
ELA CCSS: SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.6.3
ELA CCSS: SL.7.1, SL, 7.2, SL.7.3
ELA CCSS: SL.8.1, SL.8.2, SL.8.3
ELA CCSS: SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3
ELA CCSS: SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.3

State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Questions covering the following content standards may be asked over the course of the program...

Ohio Revised Standards – Social Studies
Grade Four
Theme: Ohio in the United States
Topic: Heritage
Content Statement 7: Sectional issues divided the United States after the War of 1812. Ohio played a key role in these issues, particularly with the anti-slavery movement and the Underground Railroad.

Grade Eight
Theme: U.S. Studies from 1492 to 1877L Exploration through Reconstruction
Topic: Civil War and Reconstruction
Content Statement 11: Disputes over the nature of federalism, complicated by economic developments in the United States, resulted in sectional issues, including slavery, which led to the American Civil War.
Content Statement 12: The Reconstruction period resulted in changes to the US Constitution, an affirmation of federal authority and lingering social and political differences.
Program Length
Approximately 45 minutes but can be shortened if necessary.
Date/Time Notes
We ask that program reservations be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Be sure to list an alternate date in your program request in the event that your requested date isn't available. Please allow up to 5 business days to have your request processed.
Program Cost
By Request: $150.00
Program Fee Notes
Invoices will be sent out after the program has been delivered.

Bulk program discounts are available. Contact our studio for more details.

Please allow up to 5 business days to have your program request processed.
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs canceled due to inclement weather. The full presentation fee will be charged to sites, which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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