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2010 Lesson Plan and Essay Contests Come to a Close

June 1st marks the end of our Best Lesson Plan and Student Essay Contests. There is still time to enter during this long weekend, if you have not yet had the opportunity. We are really looking forward to reading all of the entries.

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From the Educators

May 2010
Dear Civil War Educator and Preservationist,

May is a very busy time for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Just two weeks ago we released our History Under Siege report, which provides a list our nation's most endangered battlefields. Next week we will hold our annual conference, which brings hundreds of our members and supporters together for four days of tours, lectures, and networking.

Finally, with the coming end of the school year for many students and teachers it's time to wrap-up our classroom contests. However, this year we will be providing a summer contest for students: we have added a new High School category to the CWPT Photography Contest. Students ages 13-18 can now enter their battlefield photos into the Photography Contest, which runs during the summer months. Other categories include Civil War Battlefields, Then & Now, People on Battlefields, and a new People's Choice. What a great way to record your battlefield trips this summer!

- Nicole Osier, Senior Manager, Education Programs

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History Under Siege

History Under Siege

CWPT just released its 2010 History Under Siege report. This annual report highlights the many threats facing our Civil War battlefields and highlights 10 of the most endangered battlefields. This year's report includes videos, interactive maps, photos, and more.

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Student Preservationists

Student Preservationists

Check out what students and teachers from around the country are doing to preserve Civil War Battlefields. These successful student preservationists have some great ideas!

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CWPT 2010 Photography Contest

Annual Photo Contest

CWPT is proud to announce the opening of its annual Civil War photography contest. This ever-popular event helps to showcase your great Civil War battlefield photos. For this year's contest we've added High School and "Peoples' Choice" categories.

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Book of the Month

Secrets of the Civil War Submarine

Secrets of the Civil War Submarine
Sally M. Walker

In Secrets of the Civil War Submarine, Sally Walker presents a brief history of the H. L. Hunley, a Confederate built submarine, along with a look at the archeological work that took place in the late 1990s.

Secrets of the Civil War Submarine brings history and science together. Beginning with the original design of the world's first armed submarine to the present day use of math and science to investigate, conserve, and preserve a very delicate historic artifact.

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Trivia from the Archives

Trivia from the Archives

A) In December of 1860 this compromise was proposed to Congress. The compromise heavily favored the Southern States and did not pass the Senate or the House.

B) Her given name of Isabella is used in the beginning of this personal narrative.

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