Through Teen Eyes

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United States History through the accounts of teens who lived it
 
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Using quotations from the primary accounts teen memories of Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly, students can compare and contrast what Gettysburg was like before and after the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg in this Through Teen Eyes activity.
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Five months after having lived through the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg in his hometown, 18-year-old Daniel Skelly, a store clerk, experienced another major event in U. S. History. The people of Gettysburg had spearheaded a movement to gather
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Using a primary source map and a summary of the Battle of First Manassas (First Bull Run), students of U. S. History can understand why both North and South were anxious about their geographical proximity in this Through Teen Eyes exercise. Students
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Use this worksheet as a way to ask the big questions concerning the Battle of Gettysburg which many authorities consider the turning point of the American Civil War. These questions cover the Social Studies standard of why the tide began to turn
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This is a quick, fun project to do with students of United States History after an exam or when you have an hour or so to fill before the winter holidays. Included are American Civil War era photographs and elements for pop-up and flat cards for
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Union teenagers Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly saw the Confederate forces invading their hometown of Gettysburg during the battle fought their in 1863 during the American Civil War quite differently. High school or middle school students can read
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When 15-year-old Tillie Pierce laughed when a minister told her that the Lord would reward her for her help at the Weikert Farm field hospital in July of 1863, she quickly apologized. Tillie, a well-brought up young woman, had just helped soldiers
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In Through Teen Eyes' Gettysburg Map Project, students can trace the activities of two teens caught in the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Tillie Pierce, a 15-year-old student, fled the Confederate army south to a neighbor's farm
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This activity guides high school students through a writing exercise, using primary source maps from the Library of Congress, to determine whether the geography of the land surrounding Gettysburg caused the battle to happen in that particular place
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During the American Civil War, the carte de visite (now known by collectors as CDVs), a photograph attached to cardboard about the size of a playing card, became extremely popular. Such photographs were left as calling cards to let someone know that
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This Slavery Map Project leads students into research that helps them understand one of the major CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR: how the acquisition of territory by the United States put pressure on the fabric of government because of the strong opinions
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During the Vietnam War, uncensored television broadcasts beamed pictures of American dead to horrified home audiences. During the American Civil War, the technology that brought the dead into parlors was photography, specifically that used with
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Using the life of slave Thomas Wiggins, a brilliant, blind teen musician, Through Teen Eyes helps today's teens look at these big questions: • What legislative steps did the United States take prior to the Civil War to prevent or promote the spread
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Have students understand the significance of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation through the experience of John Cook, Medal of Honor winner at 15.
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Using a graphic organizer of the family history of Jesse James, a teen Southern sympathizer, against a background of regional and national violence, students decide and write about whether he was a victim of circumstance or a true outlaw. Once they
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Designed as the hook for Through Teen Eyes' study of the U.S. Civil War, this examination of a picture of a teen soldier, taken the day after the fall of Petersburg, asks today’s teens to put themselves in his place and imagine an equivalent
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Using Robert E. Lee’s quotation, “Do your duty in all things,” students are asked to find their own quotations from a person during the American Civil War, explain the quotation, contrast it to a modern quotation, or explain the quotation in drawing
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People caught in war often claim that God is on their side. This writing exercise asks students to look at quotes from Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee about religion and explain whether they think religion can be used to justify war. Thank you
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These instructions are for the Border Wars Mask and Scavenger Hunt activities.
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Explore the intense feelings that created the Border Wars leading up to the American Civil War by making masks representing the warring factions. Students can use the mask graphic organizer to make a real mask, a poster, or other tools to understand
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The authors are veteran educators who taught U. S. History/ Social Studies and English Literature in the public school system.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student led

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lee was Nominated for Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lee went to Georgia Southwestern College and obtained a B.S. in History with a minor in Political Science. Cindy attended Agnes Scott College, obtaining a B.A. in English, and the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining an M.A. in English Literature.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Lee worked at the Andersonville National Historic Site during college, wrote about the Peek brothers of Andersonville for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, acted as an historical adviser for the TNT mini-series Andersonville, appearing as a guard, and wrote a chapter "Life in the Stockade" in Andersonville: The Southern Perspective. Cindy collaborated with Lee in American Studies when she taught American Literature in high school, developing cross-curricular lessons for 11th grade students.

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