Photographs can be powerful connections to the past.
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 5/11/2012
This website features the diary of Civil War nurse, Amanda Akin. In April 1863, Akin left her home in Quaker Hill, NY, to serve as a nurse at Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C. During her 15 months at Armory Square, Akin wrote long letters to her sisters and recorded her daily activities in diaries. Nearly 50 years later, Akin drew on these written records to publish an account of her wartime role in a book, The Nurse of Ward E.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
5B: Analyze the interests and values of the various people involved.
5C: Identify causes of the problem or dilemma.
5D: Propose alternative choices for addressing the problem.
5E: Formulate a position or course of action on an issue.
5F: Identify the solution chosen.
5G: Evaluate the consequences of a decision.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: The causes and consequences of the agricultural and industrial revolutions, 1700-1850
3: The transformation of Eurasian societies in an era of global trade and rising European power, 1750-1870
4: Patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas, 1830-1914
5: Patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic domination, 1800-1914
6: Major global trends from 1750-1914
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
4B: Obtain historical data from a variety of sources.
4C: Interrogate historical data.
4D: Identify the gaps in the available records, marshal contextual knowledge and perspectives of the time and place.
4E: Employ quantitative analysis.
4F: Support interpretations with historical evidence.