Preview milestones of the Civil War with this featured interactive activity from Primary Sources for the Interactive Whiteboard.


Use this interactive time line to preview milestones of the Civil War. Return to it to provide context for documents as you explore other primary sources.

Click the dots to read about key events of the Civil War. To add your own event, drag a bubble shape from the Add Event button to the time line and use the Pen or On-screen Keyboard tool to write in a description.

Civil War Time Line
Image of the Interactive Time Line

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Primary Sources for the Interactive Whiteboard: Civil War Time Line
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Primary Sources for the Interactive Whiteboard (Grades 6–8), by Karen Baicker, features more than 60 whiteboard-ready documents with background information, guiding questions, and interactive activities to help students gain a deeper understanding of history. It includes maps, journals, political cartoons, newspaper articles, photographs, advertisements, and more, bringing Colonial America, Westward Movement, and Civil War to life for your students. Includes a CD with Promethean ActivInspire files. Copyright © 2011 by Karen Baicker.

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