1861 - The Storm After the Calm
The Skirmisher Vol. 5
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Students, here you will find a whole bunch of cool and interactive stuff related to this issue's theme, "1861 - The Storm After the Calm." Check out the links below and at right to explore the topic through videos, games, photos, and more!
Teachers, we hope you enjoy the cool stuff, too! Also be sure to check out the links in the sidebar for standards information and additional classroom activities.
Check out this video for an overview of the Civil War and its causes.
See the action unfold at Fort Sumter, the first shots of the American Civil War.
Read what Lincoln said to a nation on the verge of war.
Learn how the North and South formed their armies our of young, inexperienced volunteers.