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Unit 11: Divided & Torn

The Civil War rages at Wilson's Creek

Listed below are possible research or discussion topics, online lesson plans, resources and other materials.  As you look through this list please consider that this series can work for grades 4-12, with an emphasis on 7th grade. Also consider that the series will be used with different purposes for different grade levels. This is by no means a complete list of resources, and we cannot guarantee the life span and quality of the web site addresses

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Possible Research Topics

  • General Sterling Price
  • General Nathaniel Lyons
  • Wilson's Creek
  • Claiborne Fox Jackson
  • Federal Arsenal - St. Louis
  • Mexican War
  • Planter's House Hotel - St. Louis
  • State Guardsman
  • Colonel Franz Sigel
  • Confederates
  • Union


  • In Deadly Earnest 
    Gottschalk, Phil
    Missouri River Press
    Columbia, Mo.

Lesson Plans