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—  Lesson Plans  —

Lesson plan themes range from Civil War to Civil Rights.  If you have a lesson plan you think might fit in a collection contact the museum today.

 
 
 
Civil War to Civil Rights Lesson Plans Middle and High School

Civil War to Civil Rights Lesson Plans Middle and High School

Life of A Soldier After the War: Paul LaRue 7-12th Grade

Life of A Soldier After the War: Paul LaRue 7-12th Grade

United States Colored Troops Lesson Plan: Paul LaRue 6-8th Grade

United States Colored Troops Lesson Plan: Paul LaRue 6-8th Grade

Freedom's Drum Lesson Plan 3rd -5th Grade

Freedom's Drum Lesson Plan 3rd -5th Grade

Rally Round the Flag Lesson Plan 3rd-5th Grade

Rally Round the Flag Lesson Plan 3rd-5th Grade

Black, White, Equal, Not: A Brief case study of the 1st USCT by Gale Carter

Black, White, Equal, Not: A Brief case study of the 1st USCT by Gale Carter

 
 
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—  Activities  —

Scavenger hunts are great for a self-guided experience of the museum and come in English, Spanish and Chinese.  Check out the multitude of activities to augment your civil war lesson.

 
Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts

Primary Source Sets

Primary Source Sets

Reading Guides

Reading Guides

More Resources to Come!

More Resources to Come!

 
“The prgrams were constantly engaging and truly represented the powerful message of people that never gave up. This is a message of determination and endurance. Thank you for ALL you do.” - High School Social Studies Teacher
 
 
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—  Resources  —

Looking to learn more about the United States Colored Troops. Check out these resources for your classroom.

Historic Sites of the United States Color Troops Teaching Tips with Paul LaRue
Historian Hari Jones summarizes the experience of African American Civil War soldiers, from emancipation to the authorization of United States Colored Troops to their experiences on the battlefield. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
 
Bibliography Compiled by Michele T. Fenton, MLIS

Bibliography Compiled by Michele T. Fenton, MLIS

USCT Quiz: Civil War Trust

USCT Quiz: Civil War Trust

Children's Books Bibliography: Coming Soon!

Children's Books Bibliography: Coming Soon!

Delaney Reading List, Compiled by Hari Jones

Delaney Reading List, Compiled by Hari Jones

 
“ I loved hearing about a soldiers experience in the Civil War and trying on the uniforms with my friends.” - 8th Grade Student

Do you have resources, lesson plans or activities you want to share? Send them to us for addition to the website at education(at)afroamcivilwar.org