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    The Wirz Trial: A Mock Trial Lesson Plan Examining the Laws of War

    This mock trial curriculum has been designed based on the historic Wirz Trial transcript. Explore »

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    Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Curriculum

    This curriculum provides a tool for understanding the sacrifices made by American POWs. Explore »

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    The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective

    American Red Cross resources to help educators connect American history to humanitarian law. Explore »

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    Museum Scavenger Hunt

    A worksheet is available for students to work through as they explore the Museum. Explore »

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    Document Based Question: Conditions at Andersonville

    Have students work with primary sources related to Andersonville Prison. Explore »

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    Using the Film "Andersonville" in the Classroom

    Discussion questions and background information to make the most out of viewing the movie Explore »

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    Exploring Humanitarian Law

    Exploring Humanitarian Law is a curriculum written by the International Committee of the Red Cross Explore »

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    Museum Scavenger Hunt

    Museum Scavenger Hunt

    A worksheet is available for students to work through as they explore the National Prisoner of War Museum, emphasizing the Civil War prisoner experience. If you plan on using this activity, you will need run copies for your students before you arrive.

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    Exploring Humanitarian Law

    Exploring Humanitarian Law

    Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a teacher curriculum produced by the International Committee of the Red Cross in association with the Education Development Center and in collaboration with the American Red Cross. The EHL curriculum meets the National Social Studies Standards for high school and it is integrated as part of basic education in secondary school curricula across the world.

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    Document Based Question: Conditions at Andersonville

    Document Based Question: Conditions at Andersonville

    This activity is modeled after the College Board’s Advanced Placement United States History Course Document Based Question (DBQ). Its purpose is to have students work with primary sources related to Andersonville Prison and to evaluate and find meaning from these sources. Students are asked to write an essay that answers the question while utilizing the provided documents as sources.

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    Literature of the Andersonville Prison

    Literature of the Andersonville Prison

    The story of Andersonville Prison is not confined to a history class. A wealth of literature has been created telling the story, both fictional and nonfictional. Former prisoners are a powerful source of this literary tradition, many of whom published memoirs, diaries, and poetry about their experiences. Their works are full of the rich literary symbolism that are a hallmark of American literature and are an important part of the story of Andersonville and how it is remembered.

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    Medical Conditions at Andersonville Prison Webquest

    Medical Conditions at Andersonville Prison Webquest

    Nearly 13,000 prisoners died at Andersonville of disease and malnutrition. This activity is designed to help students explore the medical conditions at Andersonville, and how those conditions contributed to a high rate of death. Some of the content of this activity is graphic and may not be appropriate for younger students.

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    The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective

    The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective

    The American Red Cross developed these resources to help educators connect American history to humanitarian law and principles. The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective is inspired by the Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) curriculum developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Education Development Center (EDC).

Did You Know?

Drawing of Civil War soldiers at the Andersonville prison deadline

The deadline at the Andersonville prison consisted of a rail about four feet off the ground that was situated nineteen feet from the stockade wall. Any prisoner who crossed this line with any part of his body was likely to be shot without warning by a guard in a guard tower.