If you attended schools in South Carolina about the time I did, you got some serious instruction on the Civil War Between the States for Southern Independence. One project assigned to two-person teams in our history class: produce a four-page newspaper for distribution in the city of Charleston for 13 April 1861 the day after the mighty Southern cannons opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. It was fun, and my partner and I did A-level work (actually, if you ask me, I think it was B-level work with A-plus-level graphic design: he was good at that sort of thing), but the time we spent concentrating on minutiae from the first day was time we wouldn’t have to study the sweep, the flow, the dynamics of the war.
Which today, thanks to modern technology, you can do in four minutes and twenty-four seconds:
(Via Scribal Terror.)