Middle School Remembers
A Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration
1861-1865 ~ 2011-2015
A registered event with the the
Indiana Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
CMS is a recipient of "A More Perfect Union"
and a recipient
of a 2010-2011
Guidelines and Schedule
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April 9, 2011 Page 1
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Thank you to our
Civil War Reenactors and Volunteers
Thank you to our hosts
the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star members at The Elmhurst
Need more information?
765.825.1139, ext 115
Remembrance Day - April 8, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mr. Newton
Connersville Middle School's 8th graders spent the day traveling back in time to 1861 and those beginning days of the Civil War. Civil War reenactors from both Northern and Southern units came together at Elmhurst, the "Little White House," and former home of Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of Interior, Caleb Smith, to muster in and train the students.
Our 7th graders joined us in the afternoon to watch the battle where the 8th graders took on the role of Northern and Southern soldiers on the front lawn battlefield at Elmhurst.
Following the battle, Mr. Lincoln (Dean Dorrell), presented the Gettysburg Address.
Coming Soon - Images from Camp Emhurst and The Battle of the Estate.
Sites of Interest...
3-D Civil War Images
Did you know that an estimated 70% of all Civil War documentary photographs were shot as "stereoviews" - the 19th Century equivalent of 3-D? Order a free pair of 3-D glasses or borrow a pair from the media center.
American Memory, The Civil War - The Library of Congress
Examine different points of view from both the Union and the Confederacy through poetry, music, images, letters, maps and other primary documents. Hear former slaves tell their stories, and read first-hand accounts by Civil War women.
| Primary Source Sets | Lesson Plans | Exhibitions and Presentations | Collection Connections | and Search Terms
Animated Battle Maps
Also contains satellite, landscape, and historical maps
Band Music from the Civil War Era
Examples of brass band music that flourished in the 1850s in the United States and remained popular through the nineteenth century. Bands of this kind served in the armies of both the North and the South during the Civil War. This online collection includes both printed and manuscript music selected from the collections of the Music Division of the Library of Congress.
The National Parks Service offers this highly polished slide show of camp life during the Civil War. The site brings together primary source quotes, images, and information that create a truly striking portrait of day-to-day camp life, as well as insights into changes that occurred when a battle broke out.
Civil War and Industrial and Technological Advances
Civil War Interactive Battle Map
Click on the state or territory and then on the battle.
Civil War Interactive Map
Includes slavery, fee blacks, cotton production, railroads...
Civil War Interactive Timeline
Civil War Kits
Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman’s Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts.
Civil War Medicine
A factual look at the medical treatments available at the time of the Civil War. The sections on medical transport and amputation are especially well done, though not for the squeamish.
Civil War Technology
Includes railroads, guns, and medicine
Civil War Technology in History
Presents materials held by the New-York Historical Society that document the lives of ordinary citizens from both sides who were involved in the Civil War. Included are photographs and drawings that document the war's impact, recruiting posters used in New York, letters from Civil War Nurse Sarah Blunt and the first and only issue of The Prison Times handwritten by Confederate prisoners in Fort Delaware.
Many PDF's at 8th grade level - Definitely worth a look!
Resource for may topics, mainly text
Glossary of Civil War Terms
Readers' Theater, Slang, Personalities, Battles, Maps, and more targeted for Middle School
The Life of Civil War Private Jefferson Moses
The memoirs, diaries, and primary source documents at this site reveal the life of a Civil War soldier in Company G of the 93rd Illinois Volunteers. The materials include enrollment and discharge papers, as well as recollections of campaigns through Mississippi and across the South to the Carolinas.
Free PowerPoints for download - includes a Jeopardy PowerPoint. Multiages.
Selected Civil War Photos
Contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and enlisted men.
Sesquicentennial of the Civil War – 2011-2015
Your resource for Indiana in the Civil War:
Crosswords, Lesson Plans...
Teaching With Documents: The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady
from the National Archives - http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brady-photos
The Underground Railroad Pathfinder - Created for you, by Mrs. Newton
* The North vs. The South - "It is 3:30 a.m. in the middle of the night. You have just woken up from a long and strange night of sleep. You have been learning about the Civil War in school, and last night you dreamed that you were fighting in civil war battles, talking to soldiers, and listening to President Lincoln give an Address at Gettysburg."
on May 25, 2010
Last Updated on April 11, 2011
by Mrs. Newton, Media Specialist
CMS Media Center