Hello. We are currently studying the Civil War in class - one of my favorite units to teach in terms of content - and this spring I will be podcasting about some of the tools we use to teach this time period in my class. Today's podcast is short but an item I picked up recently at our local Jesse James Bank Museum Gift Store and have used in my class this past week.
The featured educational resource today is a Civil War Bullet Set with six reproductions of bullets used in the war. The bullets are made of modern day lead-free material but give the students a object they can touch and feel as we discuss the changes in weapon technology that made the Civil War such a deadly ordeal. Very economically priced (I picked mine up for $7) and a great hands on resource. Includes a great little booklet with a ton of information on how each bullet was used and some interesting stats. Did you know that approximately 569 tons of ammunition was used during the three day battle at Gettysburg?
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Direct link to Podcast #77 - Civil War Bullet Reproduction Set for Classroom Use - MP3 Format - 5:45 Minutes
Podcast #77 Show Notes:
- Link to National Park Service - Purchase the Civil War Bullet Reproduction Set
- Link to Jesse James Bank Museum in Liberty, Missouri - Purchase the Civil War Bullet Reproduction Set