Lincoln's Secret Weapon
Related NOVA Resources
The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:
Tour the Monitor
Manipulate 360° panoramas as you tour the Monitor's
galley, deck, wardroom, officer's cabin, turret,
pilothouse, engine room, and more. (Requires
QuickTime plug-in.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Behind the Scenes
Read an hour-by-hour account of one diver's day
as he awakens at 4:30 a.m., descends 234-feet to
film the Monitor, encounters overwhelming currents,
undergoes two hours of decompression in frigid
waters, and finally gets to sleep at 11:30 p.m.
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Eyewitness to the Battle
Read what it was like to be inside the Union
ironclad Monitor from a first-hand account in
letters from William F. Keeler, the Monitor's
Acting Paymaster, written to his wife, Anna, before
and immediately after the historic battle.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Steam Machine (Hot Science)
Students have complete control of their own virtual,
reciprocating steam engine in this online activity.
(Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Complete narration for the TV program.