Rally ‘Round the Flag

Discover how people lived during the Civil War

At Roseland Cottage or Your Site

What was life like during the Civil War? If you were a soldier, how did you spend your day? How did troops communicate? These hands-on programs bring Civil War history to life at Roseland Cottage or at your school.

Students use their inquisitiveness and historical thinking skills to enter the past and gain a deeper understanding of the Civil War. Students can learn signal wig-wag, drill in the infantry or artillery, build a pontoon bridge, practice the skills of the hospital corps, question a Civil War soldier, learn codes and ciphers, and more.

Program Details

Choose one or more components from the list below. One component = one class period. Combine four to six for an all-day Civil War program:

Available weekdays, year-round, for Grades 3 – 9. Please contact us to design a program specifically for your students.


Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts

Related Topics: Slavery and Civil War

Curriculum Links

Connections to Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks8

Grades K – 4

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