The SUVCW is dedicated to preserving the rich history of Union veterans through education. We offer some tools and resources for teachers, students, and departments and camps in the SUVCW. We take our obligations to our ancestors very seriously, and we hope the links below will encourage you to research your past, respect your present, and preserve your future.
- Memorial Day
- Patriotic Recollections
- Loyal Legion Vignettes
- Articles of War
- The Lieber Code (prelude to the Geneva Convention)
- Emancipation Proclamation
- Civil War History circa 1885
- Sinking of the USS Monitor
- The Bombardment of Ft. Sumter
- The Monitor vs the Merrimac
- The Battle of Gettysburg
- Lee and Grant at Appomattox
- The Assassination of Lincoln
- The Capture of John Wilkes Booth
Dedication / Re-dedication Ceremonies
- For a Headstone: This publication is available in PDF format and MS Word format to allow you to enter the name of the soldier and the ceremony participants.
- For a Memorial: This publication is also available in PDF format and MS Word format to allow you to enter the names of the participants or modify as you see fit.
- National Patriotic Instructor: The office of National Patriotic Instructor is to provide leadership in promoting patriotism within the membership of our Order and to inform, educate, and promote patriotism among the populace in general.
- The Handbook for Patriotic Instructors: A handbook of instruction, thoughts and ideas for Camp, Department, and National Patriotic Instructors. This publication is available in two PDF formats – a single column document and in a booklet format that can be taken to a local print shop for printing.
- The Flag Facts Flyer (pdf): An excellent tool for sharing with students and to use as a handout at local events.
- Adopt-a-School Program for Camps (pdf): This publication offers ideas as to how your Camp can assist in the education of our students by “adopting” a school.
- Adopt-a-School Flyer for Teachers (pdf): This flyer can be used as an introduction to local schools for Camps that wish to participate in the program. It shares a variety of ways your Camp can interact with a school.
- The Dignified Flag Disposal Ceremony (pdf): While several veterans groups and the Boy Scouts already conduct this ceremony, this publication offers instruction on how your Camp can do so as well.
- Find a Guest Speaker in your area
- Civil War Trust: America’s largest non-profit devoted to the preservation of endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives.
- Lesson Planet: A great Web site with help and plans for lessons on the Civil War and history for all grades.
- Lesson Plan – The Civil War
- Education World: Lesson plans for all grade levels.