Civil War Era Studies
Earlier this week, the folks over at the Gettysburg National Military Park Facebook page posted a link to their Gettysburg School Bus blog highlighting a post on integrating the Civil War into a language arts curriculum. I love the concept. I think in the current educational environment, which seems to be spurning history and social studies in primary classrooms, anywhere we can integrate the stories of the past into the state's standards, sneaking the history back in, is awesome.
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Rudy, John M., "The Past is a Foreign Country: But They Still Eat Ketchup There" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 163.