Students probe the history of the United States from 1830 to 1865. Using primary sources, readings, and lessons, students consider the experiences of people in the United States as well as the issues driving the political confrontation over slavery and the meaning of liberty.
The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty
NOTE: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice.
Participants will explore videos and student readings and conduct hands-on lessons from the Choices Program’s The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty curriculum unit, which is included in the registration fee. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the museum’s collections, which include more than 4,400 three-dimensional artifacts and 21,000 archival pieces, the majority of which illuminate the life of the average soldier from the North and South.Co-sponsored by The National Civil War Museum and the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies.
Workshop fee includes the print format AND a one-year license for the Digital Editions format of The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty curriculum unit, lunch, certificate of attendance, and Act 48 credit for Pennsylvania teachers.
Pre-registration is required.
Early registration is encouraged.
History and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.
“Excellent workshop! Truly
– John, Massachusetts