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Civil War Trust

Best Civil War Lesson Plan Contest

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Teachers - Share Your Best Civil War Lesson Plan for 2015


First Place - $2,500
Second Place - $1,000
Third Place - $500


All Lessons must:

* Deal with the American Civil War.
* Be authored by only one teacher, there is no group entry category.
* Follow the format of Civil War Trust Lesson Plans
* Include a goal(s) and measurable objectives
* Include list of the materials to be used, as well as copies of teacher-created handouts
* Include an approximation of the time involved and appropriate grade level 
* Include an explanation of the methods to be used and procedure of the lesson
* Use of at least one primary source - this could be a historic photograph, document, letter, diary, artifact, etc.
* Use original work, you must turn in permission for any copyrighted materials
* Be sent through e-mail by July 1, 2015.

Lessons will be judged on creativity, classroom usefulness, and use of primary source materials.

Each entry must be labeled with the following information: 

Your Name
Your Complete Mailing Address
Your School's and Address
Your Preferred Phone Number
Your E-mail Address

Submissions become the property of the Civil War Trust and History and may be reprinted, posted on their respective web sites, and/or shared via other forms of media.


July 1, 2015


1st Place 2012-2013 »

1st Place 2011-2012 »

1st Place 2010-2011 »

1st Place 2009-2010 »


Send your lesson electronically to
Use "2014-2015 Best Lesson Plan" as the subject of your email.

Winning teachers will be notified by the end of July 2015. 

Need More Information?
Call 202-367-1861 x 7223 or email

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