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When I was working on my undergraduate degree in the early 1980’s, a boyfriend questioned my choice of major. "Why does history matter anyway? What’s a history degree going to get you besides winning at Trivial Pursuit?" Although I relished beating this guy every time we played the board game, my pursuit of the past had loftier aims. For 26 years I taught history to high school students. Now I write history books for children and teens. You see, I knew all along what my boyfriend didn’t. Understanding history isn’t trivial. It's vital.
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Soldiers' letters offer students an intimate view of the impact of war. In this lesson, students analyze letters written by soldiers during the Civil War.