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Castro - The Impact of the Civil War on Society

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Social Studies Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Students will explore these sources to spark inquiry and investigation about how the Civil War impacted American society. 

  • Students can complete the sorting activity to categorize the images. 
  • Students should select one source they find most intriguing and generate questions  about the source and its related topic by completing the quiz question. 

Tintype of Creed Miller with star-shaped military identification pin

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Stampede Among the Negroes in Virginia

National Portrait Gallery

The Wounded Soldier's Return

National Museum of American History

Ambrotype of Qualls Tibbs, 5th Sergeant, 27th U.S.C.T., Camp Delaware, Ohio

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Broadside for "Men of Color" Recruitment

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Riots at New York

National Portrait Gallery

Storming Fort Wagner

National Portrait Gallery

32c Stand Watie single

National Postal Museum

The Woman in Battle by Loreta Juaneta Velasquez

Digital Public Library of America

552. Dunker Church, Antietam, September 17, 1862

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Susie King Taylor

Digital Public Library of America

Come and Join Us Brothers.

National Museum of American History

Civil War Draft Wheel

National Museum of American History

1 Dollar, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1862

National Museum of American History

The Soldier's Dream of Home

National Museum of American History

Civil War Soldier's Mess

National Museum of American History

Sorting Activity

Sorting Activity