What to Do
Website: Civil War Primary Sources
At this site, you will find a large collection of primary documents, prints , photographs, and maps related to the Civil War.
Website-Multimedia: Gettysburg Eyewitness
Listen to the voice of William V. Rathvon, who as a nine-year-old boy, watched and listened to Abraham Lincoln deliver his address at Gettysburg in November 1863. The story was recorded in 1938.
Website: Gettysburg Address (1863)
Read the text and see the image of the original handwritten document.
Website: History.Com: The American Civil War
This is a good website for secondary sources, in both text and video form.
PBS: The Civil War
This companion site to Ken Burns’ documentary series on the Civil War. This portion of the site includes resources step-by-step lesson plans about the war.