Mercy Street & Many Civil War Resources

This behind-the-scenes clip from the new PBS series Mercy Street may leave you wanting to see more.  The second episode of Mercy Street airs on WGBY this Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 10pm — and the first episode is now available on our website.

We also want to share many Civil War related resources from PBS LearningMedia, where you’ll find more when searching “American Civil War.”

Battles of the Civil War | Crash Course US History #19:  Give your class an overview of every major battle in the Civil War with this episode of Crash Course – all in seven and a half minutes!

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin | The Abolitionists“Uncle Tom’s Cabin”:  Often credited with “putting a human face on slavery” and helping launch the Civil War,  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s writings on the abolitionist movement come alive in thi video from American Experience.

Warrior – Biography: Ulysses S. Grant:  How much do you know about the man who led the Union army to victory during the Civil War? Students read up on Ulysses S. Grant in this biography from American Experience.

Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy:  Students learn about women enlisted in Civil War & how factors such as race/gender shape understanding of history.

Robert E. Lee – Photo Gallery: Lee the Man:  Through maps, photographs, documents and prints, your class learns about the life and legacy of Robert E. Lee.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Abolitionists:  Learn about some of the most prominent members of the movement of 19th century abolitionists – including William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass – through video clips and lesson plans.

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