This unit was written for a gifted and talented fourth grade classroom or general education fifth grade class. The textbook that is referenced is Indiana in the Nation and the World. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. 2010. The unit can easily be adjusted to any text that has information from the Civil War to the current Conflict in Afghanistan. Students are learning about each of the important wars through this time span - there are interactive pieces, projects, presentations, notes, teachers' suggestions, and assessments.