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U.S. History in Global Perspective - Chapter 6

(Left) [Unidentified solider in Confederate artillery jacket with secession badge and artillery forage hat]
(Right) [Unidentified young African American solider in Union uniform]

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

The American Civil War

Was the Civil War a Global Event?
Emily Maass, Vail Academy and High School, Tuscon, Arizona
Level: Middle School
Lesson Design
Student Handout

Globalizing the American Civil War - Curriculum Integration
Patricia A. Gardner, Albuquerque High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level: High School
Lesson Design
Map Activity
Civil War PPT 1
Civil War PPT 2

Educator Resources on the Web

Educator Resources

A list of online resources for history teachers and their History Day programs.

Lowell Milken Education Center

The Lowell Milken Education Center's website ( has project ideas, project outlines, contacts, and streaming video of former projects, many are NHD projects. The Center's cornerstone project is "Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project," which was originally a NHD project. ( The Center works with schools around the world to teach respect and understanding among all people, through the development of history projects about unsung heroes whose actions promote these values. These student projects are in the form of performances, documentaries, exhibits, websites, or other creative ideas.