Westwood's Elementary Curriculum Connections
Social Studies

Grade 5
Civil War

Teacher/Parent Resources

 Abraham Lincoln Research Site- Lincoln's quotes, summary of his life and other information written by a former American History teacher.

American Civil War Homepage- General resources, battles, military reenactments, bibliographies, photographs and more are included in this extensive site.

Selected Civil War Photographs- American Library of Congress includes over 1000 photographs during the Civil War period.

Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War- Letters from a Union Soldier in the Civil War to his wife, also includes other resources related to the civil war.

Woman of the American Civil War- Includes biographies of several women during the American Civil War.

Camp Life Civil War Colllections from Gettysburg National Military Park- Life in a military camp, day to day and battling boredom of the war.

Spotlight Biographies: The Civil War- Short biographies of leaders during the Civil War.

Student Resources

American Civil War-This Think quest website includes a timeline of events in the Civil war and other information.

Civil War Battles by State-Locate Civil War battles by State, includes an exhibit and timeline.

Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War- Letters from a Union Soldier in the Civil War to his wife, also includes other resources related to the civil war.

Woman of the American Civil War- Includes biographies of several women during the American Civil War.

Spotlight Biographies: The Civil War- Short biographies of leaders during the Civil War.


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