Learning Civil War history: The pandemic perspective




Zander, Cecily Nelson

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Emerging Civil War


On January 18, 2021, I began teaching a Civil War history class at Penn State, where most instruction is currently taking place via the (now) ubiquitous Zoom platform. I have been fortunate to teach the department’s Civil War survey in person previously, so I had my course materials ready to go. I quickly realized, however, that Zoom presents challenges to my style of teaching, which relies heavily on students answering questions that I pepper throughout my lectures, and, more importantly, laughing at my very funny comments about George McClellan and Joseph Johnston.


Article originally published by Emerging Civil War. English. Published February 2021. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/02/19/learning-civil-war-history-the-pandemic-perspective/. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.


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This is the published version of an article that is available at https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/02/19/learning-civil-war-history-the-pandemic-perspective/. Recommended citation: Zander, C. N. (2021, February 19). Learning Civil War history: The pandemic perspective. Emerging Civil War. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.