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History Through A Looking Glass


NC Civil War

The American Civil War, 1861-1865, which erupted after the election of Abraham Lincoln tore the nation apart. This program explores the reasons for going to war, from both points of view, and how decisions were made in Washington affected the average citizen in both the North and the South.

Presented in the attire of a Confederate Soldier, this program also includes a variety of military and every day items of the time period. As with other programs, a musket firing can be scheduled if desired. (Presenter is a certified black powder safety officer by both the Federal Government and the state of Georgia.)

Eighth Grade

Competency Goal 4:  The learner will examine the causes, course, anc character of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and their impact on North Carolina and the nation.


4.01 Identify and analyze the significance of the causes of secession from the Union, and compare reactions in North Carolina to reactions in other regions of the nation.

4.02 Describe the political and military developments of the Civil War and analyze their effect on the outcome of the war.

4.03 Assess North Carolina's role in the Civil War and analyze the social and economic impact of the war on the state.

4.04 Evaluate the importance of the roles played by individuals at the state and national levels during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period.

Advanced Placement (AP®) Social Studies Courses - United States History

COMPETENCY GOAL 6: Crisis, Civil War, and Reconstruction (1848-1877) The learner will analyze the issues that led to the Civil War, the effects of the war, and the impact of Reconstruction on the nation.


6.01 Evaluate the role of compromise and crisis in bringing about the American Civil War.

6.02 Assess the impact of Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party in relation to Civil War and secession.

6.03 Analyze the major, military, political, economic, and social events of the Civil War period and determine their impact on the course of the war.

6.04 Examine Reconstruction and assess its effectiveness.