Grade 13 - Electives

The Civil War (Credit: 0.50)

This semester-long elective takes students back in time to the Civil War, providing a historical perspective on the two cultures that drove a wedge between the North and South. From the Battle of Bull Run, through the Emancipation Proclamation, the fall of Richmond, and Reconstruction, this course gives students an understanding of one of the most important turning points in American History. As a part of a complete learning management system, the Civil War is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students, and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

Chronicling one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the United States, this semester-long elective provides a comprehensive perspective of the Civil War and its implications for the future of the nation. Students will explore the Confederacy and the Union, battles and troop movement, key historical figures, the role of women, the life of a soldier, and the legacy of the Civil War. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. This elective enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • The Pre-war Years
  • The Early Years
  • Turning Point
  • War in the South
  • Reconstruction of a Nation