Pre-Civil War America – Slavery & The Underground Railroad

8th grade, artifacts, civil war, keil hileman, slavery

Keil's lesson focuses on providing students a sense of what pre-Civil War America was like for African Americans. The lesson looks at their lives, challenges and situations by examining the Underground Railroad, doing research and studying real slave trade artifacts.


CWPT Civil War Traveling Trunk

8th grade, artifacts, civil war, karen blasi, kshs, scavenger hunt

Karen asks students to examine a wide variety of artifacts from the Civil War Preservation Trust traveling trunk to learn more about the life of Civil War soldiers. Students travel to four different stations and work in small groups to collect information.

Civil War Scavenger Hunt