Using Ken Burns’s “The Civil War” in the Classroom

This talk was presented today in Philadelphia at the 2008 Meeting of the Society of Civil War Historians.  The panel was titled, “Gearing Up For the Civil War Sesquicentennial in the High School Classroom” and included, James Percoco, Ronald Maggiano, and Andy Slap. When it aired in 1989 Ken Burns’s epic documentary about America’s Civil…

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