American Civil War



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The American Civil War

This class is an in-depth study of the American Civil War – beginning with an examination of the social, political, and economic causes of the war and ending with the surrenders at Appomattox and Bentonville and their immediate aftermath. We will study soldiers and civilians. We will look at the lives of leaders, politicians, and everyday folk on both sides of the conflict. Students will be encouraged to think critically and look at the issues from different perspectives.

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American Heritage History of the Civil War by Bruce Catton and James McPherson. ISBN: 9781640192614

Becky Frank has been steeped in American History from her early days growing up on the family farm in Northeastern North Carolina. Although Barrow Creek farm has been in her family since the 1680s, her parents were the first to live on it in three generations. On the farm she learned to milk cows, shear sheep, and drive a tractor.

After an internship at historic Edenton, she received a B.S. in Public History from Appalachian State University in 1992. Answering God’s call to teach in a classroom setting, she added teacher certification from East Carolina University to her degree in 1998. Becky then taught social studies in Gates County, North Carolina where her classes included U.S. History, World History, Economics, Government, and Humanities. After she moved to Northern Wake County with her new husband and began a family in 2004, she taught American History online for six years.

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