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Civil War: Why it still matters today: Fun, quirky presentation

Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Civil War: Why it still matters today:  Fun, quirky presentation
Product Description
This entertaining, informative, quirky, 82 slide presentation underscores some reasons why the Civil War still matters today. I use politics, the English language, geographic names, and pop culture to stimulate an interest in the Civil War.

I’ve taught a Civil War elective for ten years and this is a presentation I use in class and to present to local groups. You will get slides on:

The importance of history in general
Obama’s inaugural dinner plan
A Lincoln shaped chicken McNugget
A connection to Trayvon Martin and Robert E. Lee
Howard Dean, Jim Webb and Bill De Blasio
Economic issues like paper currency and income taxes
Lincoln in pop culture
The Civil war’s impact on sports and music
Photos I took related to the Civil War in Japan, Korea, Egypt and a cell in Alcatraz
Schools named after Civil War figures
Seven Civil War holidays
Arlington
The Ohio State house and the Civil War
The last surviving confederate widow who died in 2004
Forrest Gump
A school renaming controversy with video link
The Sherman statement
Using Lincoln to market products with video link
State versus federal power

There are no handouts with the presentation. It is meant to be used as a teacher led, fun way to start or end a unit on the Civil War.

For an activity on the Confederate Flag debate, which is not included in this presentation please see my activity at:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Confederate-Flag-Debate-with-video-clips-questions-key-discussion-points-1948169

Best wishes,

The Past is a Blast
Total Pages
82 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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