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The Civil War
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SUBJECTS — U.S./1860 - 1865;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Courage in War;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Trustworthiness.
Age: 12+; Not Rated; Documentary; 1989; Nine Episodes; Color.
This engrossing documentary employs photographs of people, places, letters, objects and works of art. These are interspersed with interviews of historians. This film captures the pathos of America's bloodiest conflict.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to The Civil War provides teachers with provocative discussion questions and other supplementary materials to help interest children in the study of this seminal conflict.
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Ken Burns' documentary The Civil War is an exhaustive study of the crucible which made modern America.
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Benefits: The Civil War is a work of scholarship that ties together the historical conflicts and trends that led to this great and bloody conflict. They include: states' rights vs. a strong central government; the development of the technology of warfare; abolition vs. slavery; and the different economies of the North and South.
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