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Lincoln's Secret Weapon

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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)

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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
Lincoln's Secret Weapon
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