Put all your primary source material into context with this interactive map that allows you to place each document in time and place.

Use this map activity to explore the location of key places during the Civil War. Return to the map as you explore other primary sources to provide geographic context for each document.

Map of the Civil War States
Image of the Interactive Map

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Primary Sources for the Interactive Whiteboard: Map of the Civil War
NOTE: If you don’t already have ActivInspire software, you can access a free personal version after registering with Promethean Planet. Once you have downloaded the software, and you have clicked on a Primary Source folder, you will be prompted to fill out a Promethean License Agreement. If you do not wish to do this, simply click on the box next to “I accept the terms of this license” and then click on the “Run Personal Edition” option.

States of the Civil War Period
1. Drag each state abbreviation from the chart on the right to the correct place on the map.

2. Click Reveal Answers to check the answers or to see the map filled in without completing the activity.

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Civil War Timeline
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About The Book
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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