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Civil War Tech

Civil War Tech lessons offer hands-on activities that let students explore the evolving technologies of Civil War America. These lessons meld science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education with history. Thousands of students have participated in Civil War Tech programs at the presidential library and at schools across Central Illinois. Now with online resources, these interdisciplinary lessons are available to teachers and students around the world!​

The Civil War Tech Program is made possible thanks to generous support from AT&T.​​

  • Ironclads - Grade: 4th - 8th
  • Railroads - Grade: 4th - 8th
  • Telegraphs - Grade: 4th - 8th
  • Trench Warfare - Grade 4th - 8th
  • Civil War Medicine - Grade: 4th - 8th