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Men of the Civil War - Part 1

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This podcast is part of the series: Men of the Civil War Part 1


Patricia Chandler and Stephanie Smith (teachers)

11th grade American History Dual Enrollm


Wilson High School 

Lauderdale County School System


This podcast helps with identifying the men of the Civil War.  The students in this podcast were part of a Dual Enrollment American History class and were required to make this short video.  We hope you and your students enjoy our work.

Length: 4:30

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (10) United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
12. Describe the founding of the first abolitionist societies by Benjamin Rush and Benjamin Franklin and the role played by later critics of slavery, including William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Henry David Thoreau, and Charles Sumner. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]
  • Describing the rise of religious movements in opposition to slavery, including objections of the Quakers
  • Explaining the importance of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 that banned slavery in new states north of the Ohio River
  • Describing the rise of the Underground Railroad and its leaders, including Harriet Tubman and the impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, on the abolitionist movement
    SS2010 (10) United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
    14. Describe how the Civil War influenced the United States, including the Anaconda Plan and the major battles of Bull Run, Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg and Sherman's March to the Sea. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.i., A.1.k.]
  • Identifying key Northern and Southern Civil War personalities, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Example: President Abraham Lincoln's philosophy of union, executive orders, and leadership
  • Analyzing the impact of the division of the nation during the Civil War regarding resources, population distribution, and transportation
  • Explaining reasons border states remained in the Union during the Civil War
  • Describing nonmilitary events and life during the Civil War, including the Homestead Act, the Morrill Act, Northern draft riots, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address
  • Describing the role of women in American society during the Civil War, including efforts made by Elizabeth Blackwell and Clara Barton
  • Tracing Alabama's involvement in the Civil War (Alabama)


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