Civil War is a Social Studies unit designed to teach upper elementary students about the many complex topics that contributed to the Civil War. Students read many original informational texts, and color-code these texts to help with comprehension. Several maps and foldables are included throughout the unit. A writing prompt for each lesson within the unit is also included.
Ford’s theatre The president's box at Ford's theatre, photographed at the time of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 by the actor John Wilkes Booth – five days after General Robert Lee's surrender to General Grant at Appomattox. The theatre remained closed for over 100 years until it reopened in 1968 as a national historic site and working theatre. Archive photograph by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Cases including the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets, Top Hat and Greatcoat from the night of the assassination. Items now on display as part of “Silent Witnesses” at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. Photo by Gary Erskine.