For Teachers

CWGK materials speak to important themes in U.S. History and Social Studies classrooms at all levels. 

To facilitate the use of the edition by instructors and learners, CWGK has built thematic pages to supplement and inspire lesson planning. Each page below contains a short contextual paragraph, primary source documents, links to additional resources beyond CWGK, big picture questions, and suggested activities for use in the classroom.

Themes Available: 

Coming Soon...

  • Introduction to Primary Sources
  • Slavery
  • Economy
  • Mental Health
  • Religion
  • Voting
  • Free African Americans 
  • Migration
  • Were there 5 Governors during the Civil War? 
  • What is a Border State? 
  • Spies
  • 1862: The Fall of Frankfort
  • Holiday Editions (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

CWGK has also published two complete document readers and classroom activity packets, instantly accessible as printable PDFs supplemented by online multimedia activities.