HIST 61: Battles of the Civil War
In this course, students will learn how the leaders of our nation reacted to the incredible pressures of combat in the Civil War. The importance of leadership, courage, and other virtues will be the underlying theme of the class. Many classes will focus on how men lived or failed to live heroic virtue. About one-third of the class will focus on the Battle of Gettysburg. In class students will also watch movies (ex. Gettysburg), and selected documentaries about the Civil War, including parts of Ken Burns’s Civil War documentary. The students will also do some reenactments using Nerf guns.
MacPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: the Civil War Era. Ballantine Books, 1989.
School: Middle School
Length: Full Year