Lesson Plan Sampler: Dissent, Slavery, & Class

These lesson plans use a small sampling of CWRGM documents to explore three commonly-explored themes of the Civil War era: enslavement, conscription, and the experience of war. They link a topic with related documents to specific grade level.

Lesson Plans

Further Reading

For further reading, see The Mississippi Encyclopedia for related entries, including: "Emancipation," "Civil War," "Religion and Slavery," "Social and Economic History, 1817-1890," and "Civil War Home Front"


Kari Baker teaches 8th grade American History at North Pike Middle School in Summit, MS. She also taught in the McComb, MS school district for eleven years. Baker has an associate's degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College and a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi.