Participants will watch the video entitled "Reconstruction" and read the National Park Service text entitled: "Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War". They will write, and post two response essays related to the texts. Blog 1, What caused the Civil War? and Blog 2, Victories and Defeats Rebuilding the Nation. Participant essays should reflect their beliefs insights, ideas, teaching strategies etc. related to the ideas presented in both the text and additional online resources. In addition participants will respond to a minimum of four of their peer's posts within the blog. All blogs are posted below.