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Talking Maps: Civil War, Part 1 & 2

35 minutes 13 seconds

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Fought in 1861-1865, the American Civil War was the result of decades of tensions between the North and South. Focused on slavery and states' rights, these issues arise following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

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Map compares 1914 Europe with present day. A white line crosses France from the French, Belgian border on the North Sea to the French, Swiss border at Geneva. An overlay sepia toned photo of a crowd has text that reads, "1917. America declares war."
Talking Maps
Episode 1
8 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
World War 2 map of the Philippines showing the islands of Corregidor, Luzon, Mindoro and Leyte.  A red dot for the capital, Manilla, appears on Luzon. A U, S, flag image appears over southern islands. Text on screen reads, "Philippines."
Talking Maps
Episode 2
31 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Image of men in Confederate uniforms riding horses in a Civil War battle reenactment. An overlay of an oval shaped photo appears next to the soldiers with text that reads, "Robert E. Lee." Caption. They don't have a general the equal of Robert E. Lee.
Talking Maps
Episode 3
35 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12

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    Lisa B. (Worcester, MA)
    January 6th, 2016 at 09:40 AM

    Very interesting and helpful for explaining the Civil War.