Unit Theme Resources

Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Conflict and Resolution.

Think Like a Geographer

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Think Like a Geographer” feature for this unit: How Did Regions Vote in the 1860 Election?

Abraham Lincoln Online
Teachers will find this site to be an excellent source of information on America's sixteenth President. The site offers links to historic sites, speeches and writings, pictures, a quiz, Lincoln Birthday events, and much more. Want to know what Lincoln was doing during a specific week? Click on the “Lincoln This Week” feature to find out. This site is maintained by Rhoda Sneller, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Lincoln Group of Illinois.
Causes of the Civil War
This Web site links to primary source material relating to the years and months just before the Civil War. Here you can read the platforms of the parties involved in the Election of 1860.

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Can Enemies Forgive?

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
When Abraham Lincoln gave his second inaugral address on March 4, 1865, the end of the Civil War was still a month away. Read the full text of his historic speech at this Web site.
National Civic League
This site offers a glimpse into The National Civic League, an organization dedicated to the promotion of community-building and problem-solving. Among the features of the site are community stories from the organization's All-America City and Community Award Program and its Civic Renewal Movement.