To order: Please visit CW150shop.org to purchase "Virginia in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance."
Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech, in partnership
with the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil
War Commission and Blue Ridge PBS, has created a unique
educational resource specifically for the sesquicentennial:
a DVD for teachers to use in the classroom as a supplemental
instructional tool in the teaching of Civil War history.
three-hour two-DVD set is divided into nine 20-minute
segments that examine the Civil War from multiple perspectives:
the background of the war, military campaigns, the African-American
experience, leading Virginia personalities, the common
soldiers, home front activities and legacies of the
war for all Americans.
to augment textbooks and teaching lessons, the film
features high-definition footage, commentary from dozens
of historians, and a number of features that will capture
and hold the attention of students and audiences of
all ages. A content
outline has been developed to support the program.
of the Commission's Signature Projects of the commmemoration,
one copy of "Virginia in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial
Remembrance," was distributed free of charge
in November 2009 to each public elementary, middle and
high school in the Commonwealth, as well as to every
library system in Virginia and each local sesquicentennial
the DVD was developed with students in mind, its content
is timeless and the program can be enjoyed by audiences
of all ages. Experts cover nearly every aspect of the
Civil War - - homefront to battlefront; the coming of
the war to its lasting legacies. This is a must-have
for everyone from the Civil War buff to those who are
just learning about the conflict that tested a nation,
led to freedom for four million people, and defined
the United States as we know it today.
your copy of this commemorative two-DVD set today! Special
discounts are available for educators. For more information,
please contact Cheryl