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Week one

Read two of the four articles below and write down the main idea. which one is most interesting to you?
  1. "African American soldiers.(Brief article)"    Michigan History for Kids Magazine Winter 2001 p8(1)
  2. "Life as a soldier.(Brief article)"    Michigan History for Kids Magazine Winter 2001 p10(2)
  3. "Women in the war.(United States Civil War)"    Michigan History for Kids Magazine Winter 2001 p16(2)
  4. "Drummer boys: you had to be at least eighteen years old to join the army during the Civil War. But boys as young as nine years old served as ...(Brief article)"    Michigan History for Kids Magazine Winter 2001 p18(2)

Week two

Read more about your topic from the links below and organize your presentation into 8 slides….



African Americans


  1. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/battery-wagner.html?tab=facts
  2. http://alexandriava.gov/historic/fortward/default.aspx?id=40018
  3. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/lincolns-soldiers/
  4. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/battery-wagner.html?tab=facts

  5. http://detroit1701.org/First%20Colored%20Regiment.html
  6. http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/first-michigan-colored-regiment-formed
  7. http://www.radford.edu/~shepburn/web/service_record_102nd.htm
  8. http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/civilwar/cwcoloredinfantry/vetphotos.aspx
  9. http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UUS0102RI00C
  10. https://www.google.com/search?q=102nd+Regiment,+United+States+Colored+Infantry&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=AwHbUvy6FOfgsATSooKQBw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoATgy&biw=1095&bih=883
  11. http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/08/the_102nd_united_states_colore.html

Life as a Soldier


  1. http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/civilwar/Life.htm
  2. http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/life_as_a_soldier_during_the_civil_war.php
  3. http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/military_uniforms.php
  4. http://www.historynet.com/civil-war-weaponshttp://www.historynet.com/civil-war-weapons
  5. http://www.civilwarartillery.com/
  6. http://www.americancivilwarstory.com/ironclad-warship.html
  7. http://www.civilwar.org/hallowed-ground-magazine/winter-2013/life-of-the-civil-war-soldier-camp.html
  8. https://www.google.com/search?q=civil+war+soldiers&client=firefox-a&hs=rXL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=CAPbUvLuPJC_sQSGjYGgAQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=921#q=civil+war+soldier+camps&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&imgdii=_

Drummer Boys


  1. http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/December-2011/Rhythm-Section-Civil-War-Sesquicentennial/
  2. http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/john-clem.html
  3. http://www.albionmich.com/history/histor_notebook/010520.shtml
  4. http://www.mlive.com/living/jackson/index.ssf/2011/07/peek_through_time_jackson_yout.html
  5. https://www.google.com/search?q=civil+war+drummer+boy&client=firefox-a&hs=rjL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=8AXbUs2pJKnMsQT254KgBA&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=921

Women in the Civil War


  1. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-women-who-fought-in-the-civil-war-1402680/
  2. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-spies-of-the-civil-war-162202679/
  3. http://civilwarwomenblog.com/annie-etheridge/
  4. http://civilwarwomenblog.com/julia-wheelock/
  5. http://civilwarwomenblog.com/sarah-emma-edmonds/
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