Civil War: For High School Students
These sites provide information on the American Civil War. Students can find out about factors affecting the war such as cotton production and natural resources. Included is another eThemes resource on the Civil War.
Britannica Concise: American Civil War
This encyclopedia entry has extensive information about the War Between the States. NOTE: This site includes banner and pop-up ads.
Click on "History" for information related to the Civil War. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Inventor: Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which revolutionized the cotton industry.
The First Battle of Bull Run, 1861
This battle description has a map and images. A "Printer Friendly Version" is available. NOTE: The site includes ads.
The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
This site has first-hand descriptions of the battle and vintage photographs. A "Printer Friendly Version" is available. NOTE: The site includes ads.
FactMonster: Stonewall Jackson
Students can read this encyclopedia entry about Stonewall Jackson. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Selected Civil War Photographs
Students can browse these photographs presented by the Library of Congress. There is also a detailed timeline.
Civil War Biographies
Many of these brief biographies contain a photograph of the individual.
This site has maps and a timeline of the Civil War. There is also an interactive map called "Sherman's March." NOTE: The site includes ads and pop-up ads.
Ohio State University: eHistory: Maps and Images
This site has maps and images of the Civil War. The categories include "Civil War Maps," "Miller's Photographic History," "Periodicals from the US Civil War," and "Antietam." Click on "Primary Sources" to view diaries and letters from the Civil War.
Students can read this seven-page PDF file which is a review of the book "Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War." The review was published in the Journal of Libertarian Studies.
PBS: Ulysses S. Grant
Students using a broadband connection can experience the interactive game "You're the General." NOTE: This site includes ads.
PBS: The Civil War: Biographies of Key Figures
Each one of these biographies has an image to go with it.
Viewing the Civil War through a Natural Resource Window
This eight-page PDF file links the science of geology with the Civil War.
This site has maps, Civil War documents, biographies, and much more. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site includes extensive resources on the Civil War including information about the different battles, weapons used, where you can travel to visit battlefield sites, and lesson plans teachers can use. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Causes and Battles
Learn the reasons why the Civil War began. Read about several battles and military leaders. Includes timelines of major events and maps of the battle areas. View photographs of the war and the men and women involved. Browse the other eThemes on the Civil War.