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The American Civil War Museum: Educator Resources

Located in Richmond, Virginia, the American Civil War Museum (ACWM) was formed when its predecessors, the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy, merged into a single institution that opened in early May 2019. The mission of this new museum is "to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians." In support of this mission, the ACWM provides this digital collection of educational resources that offers a diverse range of perspectives for learners to consider. Here, visitors will find a number of historical documents, images of artifacts, images, and more, all assembled with an eye towards classroom use. These resources are organized into more than 20 themes, which include emancipation, the business of slavery, and women in the Civil War. These resources are accompanied by descriptions of the items, brief explanations of their historical contexts, suggested questions for students designed to encourage critical thinking, and ideas for classroom activities. All resources explain the educational standards with which they align.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-05-17
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