Civil War: The Domestic Side of the Civil War



Many things go into fighting a war. Long before Vietnam, there was a sense of needing to win the hearts and minds of those at home. During the Civil War everyone was genuinely involved in the conflict. It was also the first war where popular culture played an important role in informing and in many cases, swaying, the public. Students will learn how those at home supported the troops, explore the role of popular culture during the war, and identify propaganda used to promote the war effort on the home front. This is 1 of 27 lessons in the unit.

Material Type:
Curriculum Unit
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
Expansion, Industrialization & Reform (1801-1861), Civil War & Reconstruction (1850-1877)
United States, North America
Time Period:
1801-1861, 1850-1877