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Free Civil War Educational Material

We provide free educational material on the subjects of the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln.

GAH is divided in to 3 main subject areas:

  • The Outline of the Civil War
  • Civil War Library
  • Lesson Plans for Study of Abraham Lincoln
  • In "The Outline of the Civil War" you'll find easy access to other websites that cover various topics on the Civil War, organized in an easy-to-use "Outline" fashion. This is a popular site for educators and students of the Civil War.

    In the "Civil War Library" you'll find free educational material on the subjects of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. Included in the library:

    • Lincoln's Faith in God
    • The Thirteenth Amendment
    • Recommended Reading on The Civil War
    • Unsung Heros of the Civil War
    • Civil War Generals Wordsearch
    • Civil War Quizzes
    • Lincoln Wins the Republican Nomination in 1860
    • Religious Revival in Civil War Armies

    In the "Lesson Plans for Study of Abraham Lincoln" you'll find free educational material, including lesson plan and assignments for the study of our greatest president. Material is offered for grades 6-8 and 9-12.

    In addition to this, we also provide two quizzes on the Civil War. A Beginner's Quiz, which can be used to test your basic knowledge on the Civil War, and a Research Quiz, which can be used in conjunction with the Outline of the Civil War for a more in depth test. Answers to both of these quizzes are provided.

    On the Recommended Reading page you will find book reviews by the web author on several Civil War subjects and Abraham Lincoln biographies.

    About the Author of Great American History

    Gordon Leidner has maintained the Great American History website for over ten years. During this time, GAH has been visited millions of times (we lost count) by students, educators, homeschoolers, researchers, and writers that were seeking free, quality material on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln.

    Gordon has been a lifelong student of the Civil War. A few of his accomplishments:

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Abraham Lincoln Institute
  • Author of 3 books
  • Author of several academic articles on Lincoln's role as a Transformational Leader
  • Author of many newspaper articles on the Civil War
  • Lecturer at The Smithsonian Institution
  • Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University
  • Guest Commentator on various radio programs
  • Former president of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia
  • We hope you enjoy our re-designed website, and find it more functional. If you find the material useful, and are so inclined, please consider donating to Great American History. We plan to add more free material in the coming years, and your donations could help cover some of the costs!

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