Spies of the Civil War

Today you’ll be going back in time to become a spy in the Civil War. More people died in the Civil War
than in all of America’s previous wars…combined. As a spy you’ll go undercover behind enemy lines and face untold dangers. 

The ones who make it through alive…win.

Choose your spy identity. These are all real people who worked as spies during the Civil War (1861-1865) What’s your new life as a spy going to be like? Can you survive your time behind enemy lines?

So begins our Time Travel Field Trip to 1861. It’s unlike any history lecture, textbook or presentation you’ve ever seen. Why?

History is so often taught as a fait accompli, something where the conclusion is already known, something that happened a long time ago to other people.

This is different. Click the links to find out more.

  • Accurate and detailed history, complete with primary sources
  • Meets the standards you have to teach anyway…but in a way that makes students want to continue playing history at recess.

Appropriate for grades 5 and up.

Requires only one class period.

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  • Simple to implement - takes almost no prep time!
  • Written by a teacher for teachers; classroom-tested.
  • Highly engaging and fun!
  • Detailed and accurate.
  • Appropriate for grade 5 and up!