Book the Kentucky Historical Society HistoryMobile for a visit to your school and meet eight Kentuckians who faced tough choices during the Civil War era. Learn what they did and why, and ask yourself what you would have done in their shoes.

The full-sized semitrailer contains the interactive learning lab – Torn Within and Threatened Without – Kentuckians in the Civil War era.

It uses touch-screen activities, bold illustrations, authentic artifacts, personal recollections and other components to bring the stories of everyday citizens, politicians and enslaved people to life.

Student activities are tied to Common Core ELA Standards and emphasize critical thinking, research skills, creativity and literacy.

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To schedule a visit, contact HistoryMobile coordinator Kate Sowada, or (502) 564-1792, ext. 4458.