Civil War: Alabama
Discover Alabama’s role in the Civil War. Here is information on secession, the importance of resources, and slavery. There are links to eThemes Resource on Civil War: Causes and Battles, Confederate Soldier, and Union Soldier.
Alabama Joins Civil War
See this newspaper account about Alabama's secession from the Union. Alabama's official Declaration of Secession and Secession are also given. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Alabama's Civil War Soldier
Watch this video clip of an Alabama Confederate soldier and lesson plans involving slavery and economic contributions.
A Divided Nation
This lesson provides activities for students to comprehend sectional differences between the North and South which eventually led to the Civil War.
The Civil War Through a Child's Eye
Here is a lesson for students to see the Civil War from a child's viewpoint instead of an adult perspective. Students will use primary sources and Readers Theater to understand the Civil War era.
The Civil War: A War Of Resources
Here are three activities for students to learn how the North's resources in the Civil War were important to victory.
West Point Graduates During Civil War and Reconstruction
This site from Smithsonian's History Explorer involves West Point graduates and their reasons for joining the North or South in the Civil War.
Life in the North and South 1847-1861: Before Brother Fought Brother
Here are five lessons about the basic differences in the North and South prior to the Civil War.
Critical Perspectives: Reading and Writing About Slavery
In this activity, students read fiction and nonfiction texts to learn about the lives and views of slaves and slave owners.
American Civil War
This site provides Civil War information on topics such as battles, music, soldiers' letters, and people. The Kids Zone gives additional links of interest to young researchers. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Expository Writing and The Civil War
This site provides a lesson involving research, writing skills, and facts about the Civil War.
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.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Confederate Soldier
These sites are about the Confederate soldiers and their beliefs about the Civil War. Read letters from soldiers and see photographs showing them in uniform. Learn which states supported the Confederacy. There are links to eThemes Resources on Unions soldiers and an overview of the Civil War.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Union Soldier
These sites are about Union soldiers and their beliefs about the Civil War. Read letters written by soldiers to friends and family members. See the uniforms they wore and other artifacts from the war. Participate in online games and activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on Confederate Soldiers, Drummer Boys, and an overview of the Civil War.