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- 1855 $4-Bill Handouts
- Model Fort
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- Jigsaw Puzzles
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Welcome to our Educators page, with materials intended to help supplement and enliven efforts at teaching American Civil War history. Toward this end, we have applied modern computer-graphic technology to recreate a typical U.S. Army outpost on the eve of that conflict — Fort Moultrie, a stronghold in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, which would play a significant role from the very opening salvoes of that struggle in April 1861, until its evacuation almost four years later. Such techniques allow us to produce fresh new videos, animations, and stills — in color and never-before-seen by students — many of which are furthermore freely available, and can be selected from among the tabs listed at left:
An eye-catching clip only one minute, ten seconds in length, brief enough to hold students’ attention — and which is further accompanied by a list of Talking Points, for the instructor to highlight and discuss certain details during repeat viewings.
Colorful panoramic views of Fort Moultrie, beautifully illustrated and complete down to the finest detail — and available in sizes ranging up to a spectacular five feet in width, ideal for large classrooms or historical exhibits.
A free online resource which allows teachers, librarians, and students to intimately explore Fort Moultrie from dozens of different angles, through rotating camera-points placed throughout its entire CG-recreated compound.
Sheets containing three-dozen life-size, replica $4 bills — originally issued by the Bank of the State of South Carolina in 1855, and featuring a beautiful lithograph of antebellum Fort Moultrie — which can be cut up into individual bills and handed out to students.
Ideal for a class project or individual study: a CG model of Moultrie which can be assembled online, identifying all its various components — cannons, guardhouse, water pumps, lightning rod, etc. — and ending with a perfect model.
What was “bug juice”, or a “buzz”? What did 19th-Century soldiers mean by a “toothpick”? Why was a mirror part of an artillery regiment’s equipment? What was so special about the color “Paris green”? A fun way to study the language and expressions of 150 years ago.
Kicking it old school:
short discription of Wallpaper