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Civilian Conservation Corps

Pre-Statehood Era: 1700-1818

Early Statehood: 1818-1861

Civil War Era: 1861-1865

Late 19th Century: 1866-1900

Early 20th Century: 1900-1914

World War I: 1914-1918

Roaring Twenties: 1918-1929

Great Depression: 1930-1941

World War II: 1941-1945

Cold War Era: 1946-1991

Millennium: 1991-Present

Lesson Plans


Coles County Civilian Conservation Corps


The Coles County Civilian Conservation Corps website is intended for educational use, primarily focused on elementary social studies classes.
The website teaches students about the C.C.C. in Charleston, Illinois and the Great Depression. Particular focus is paid to life in a C.C.C. camp and primary source documents. There are interactive aspects on the site for students to test their knowledge and utilize the information on the website. The site includes resources for both students to continue learning about the subject at hand and related topics, and for teachers to understand the related standards and provide feedback. More information can be found from our partners at the Lincoln Log Cabin website.