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 is building thematic pages to supplement and inspire lesson planning. Each page below will contain a short contextual paragraph, primary source documents, secondary literature, and classroom activities.  

Themes Available

Check back with us over 2019 to see what new themes are available. Coming Soon..

  • Mental Health
  • Slavery
  • Economy
  • Free African Americans 
  • Were there 5 Governors during the Civil War? 
  • What is a Border State? 
  • Spies
  • 1862: The Fall of Frankfort

Classroom Packets

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

Coming in 2019:

  • The 1864 Presidential Election: A Hands on Experience in Civil Engagement

Browse the Subject Guides for documents on a specific topic:

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