In The Classroom

Women and Children in the Midst of War

Women in the War (Grades 4-6)

Stones River National Battlefield

This lesson plan uses several real-life examples of female doctors, spies, and soldiers to illustrate the harsh dilemmas and struggles faced by women during war-time. Similar scenarios are described to students, who are then asked how they would react.


Women in the Civil War: Ladies, Contraband, and Soldiers (Grades 8-12)

Library of Congress

Using primary sources from Library of Congress, students learn about the various roles women played during the Civil War.


The Civil War through a Child’s Eye (Grades 5-8)

Library of Congress

Using primary documents and Paul Fleischman’s children’s novel Bull Run, students learn about the Civil War from a child’s perspective.