After a number of states seceded from the Union, the first shots were exchanged between the North and the South at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Take your students on a tour of Fort Sumter as photographed by the creator of this PowerPoint. You will have the opportunity to view artifacts from the period as well as artists' renditions that were on display. The Powerpoint has animations, and it also briefly shows steps that led to this first historical event of the Civil War. Teachers can adapt this presentation to a variety of grade levels.