A KML (Google Earth) file of Civil War Battlefields to download: Battles of the U.S. Civil War. Each map point has a link to a description of the battle that took place there. Clarence Woodcock is the author.
More resources on the Civil War in Google Earth:
- A Google Earth Civil War Quiz lets you check your ability to recognize places from the air. I failed this miserably, I admit.
- A collection of SketchUp models for the Civil War
- A tour of Pennsylvania’s Civil War trails
- Norton’s U.S. History Tours includes “The Path to the Civil War,” which references a number of less commonly studied events leading up to the war.
- A nice KML project from a 5th grade class; this is in Google Maps, but there’s a button to click to view it in Google Earth.
Make your own classroom tour in Google Earth. Find the basics of Google Earth for the classroom at our intro post. If you want to get serious, The KML Handbook: Geographic Visualization for the Web is the book to have.