Social Studies

Civil War History: Ironclad War Battle Ships and Torpedo-Armed Submarines

This 2-day American history class explores the impact of 2 major developments in naval technology in the American Civil War: ironclads and submarines.
20 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 25 learners

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Jun 17

Jun 17 - Jun 24 (2 weeks)
5pm - 5:45pm

Fri Sep 23

Sep 23 - Sep 30 (2 weeks)
1:15pm - 2pm

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Class Experience

Students will gain an understanding of two major technical advancements that change warfare and why the American Civil War is often called the first modern war.  They will understand what factors drove the need for innovation, and how the results change the game.  Students will learn about the valuable photographic record of the war and how, in the case of the Hunley, archeology can help us solve some of the great mysteries in history. 
I have a Master of Arts Degree in History with a focus on the 19th Century US and Canada.  Throughout my university career, I worked as a teaching assistant leading tutorials and facilitated many undergraduate and graduate seminar discussions.  Working for 18 years with a management consulting firm, I developed executive training workshops and seminars. I have been interested in the American Civil War since I was a child and have gone on guided tours of many of the battlefields and significant historical sites and have been an active member of the Southern Ontario Civil War Roundtable group.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This camp is about naval warfare.  We will discuss theories about how the crew of the Hunley may have died and the evidence found examining their remains.  Men were lost and ships were sunk in ironclad and submarine warfare. 


Rebecca Colley, MA, MBA
Lives in Canada
Hopeless History Buff
20 total reviews
26 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Rebecca.   I am a lifelong history buff and fitness fanatic. My interest in history began as a five-year-old child, visiting the living-history sites of Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown.  As an adolescent and young adult, I toured many... 
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