Friday, April 27, 2012

Timeline - From Civil War to Civil Rights

The cover story on the May issue of National Geographic is about the sketches of artists during the US Civil War and how those sketches helped to tell the story of the war. You can view a gallery of sketches here. One of the online features supporting May's issue is a timeline spanning 1526 to today. The timeline is focused on the Civil War and the years following. Along the timeline there are images and short stories of significant moments in the history of civil rights in the United States.

Applications for Education
From Civil War to Civil Rights is in no way a comprehensive overview of the Civil War or the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. That said, the visuals and the short stories could be useful as introductory materials and conversation starters.