The Gathering Storm
The Skirmisher Vol. 4
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Students, here you will find a whole bunch of cool and interactive stuff related to this issue's theme, "The Gathering Storm." Check out the links below and at right to explore the topic through videos, timelines, photo exhibits, 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.
View the events leading up to the Civil War through images and photos.
Visit the Pre-War section of this moveable timeline.
For a great way to get a quick overview of what leads up to the war, watch the beginning half of this video.
Find out more details about John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry.