The Civil War Program consists of three options, illustrated below. Each program lasts 45 minute to one hour. There is no audience size limit. This program has been conducted for as many as 700 students in a gymnasium. StoryTelling programs are age appropriate in delivery. The Lecture program is designed for Older more sophisticated audiences such as for colleges or universities.
During the program the storyteller asks the audience leading questions that help the audience to connect yesterday to the current day.
The StoryTeller Invites the audience to go back in time and participate in the critical debate on slavery and states rights, the two issues at the cause of the American Civil War.
The students are encouraged to join a side. Critical concerns from both side are presented in a way that empathy develops for both sides. We will use historical facts and figures to attempt to convince your students that their cause is just and worthy of their support. Optionally, depending on age/grade level, at the end of the presentation, the audience will vote on how they would participate.
The Two Perspectives
The Confederate Cause -
They also fought to protect their homes, families, and economic futures from the “Yankee” invasion.
The Union Cause -
Students are randomly divided into the two respective groups. A presentation is given outlining the specifics of each side. Students are then allowed to create posters and slogans supporting each side. Political candidates are allowed to give brief campaign speaches.