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.
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:
- Anti-Slavery Debate
- Civil War Soldier
- Signal Corps: Communication
- Codes and Ciphers
- Artillery Corps: Math on Target
- Engineer Corps: Team Building Through Bridge Building
- Hospital Corps
- Letters From and to Home
- Drill, Drill, Drill
- The Civil War Game (test your knowledge)
Available weekdays, year-round, for Grades 3 – 9. Please contact us to design a program specifically for your students.
- Up to two components: $4 per student, $250 minimum
- Half-day program (three or four components): $500
- Full-day program (five or six components, up to 200 students): $900
Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts
Related Topics: Slavery and Civil War
Connections to Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks8
Grades K – 4
- Standard 1: The student understands family life now and in the recent past.
- Standard 2A: The student understands the history of his or her local community.
- Standard 4B: The student understands ordinary people who have exemplified values and principles of American democracy.
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