Civil War Songs
A big part of every war are the songs which become popular either to protest it or support it. Research the songs written and sung during the time period of the Civil War and bring them to class to share with the other students to get a better feel for the period. Make a CD if you can find musicians willing to perform the music.
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Gore Vidal's typewriter. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
Dinner with Abraham Lincoln.
Imagine that you invited Lincoln, Seward, Chase, Sprague, Grant and McClellan to dinner at your house and they have accepted! What would you eat? What would you talk about? Who would you call to come over to meet your famous guests?
Do some research on literary awards to understand...
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