Over one hundred and fifty years ago, the United States of America split in half as the north and south waged war against each other over preserving a way of life versus preserving the union.
While decisions made by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and William Tecumseh Sherman affected the course of American history, ordinary Americans carried out these orders and often made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
This stirring production features traditional songs of the era while sensitively illustrating this complex, tumultuous chapter of American history. The Civil War illuminates the humanity and sacrifices of those who fought and the many who died by focusing on the smaller stories of soldiers who are caught up in the conflict. Meet Zak, a runaway slave who demands the right to fight his own fight; Will, his former best friend and “master;” Johnny, an Irish immigrant who volunteers to defend his new home; and Jackie, a girl who becomes a drummer boy.
Communication & Language Arts Music Social Studies
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