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Mr. Morris' American History students will be examining in depth a battle from the American Civil War.
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Our goal with this project is to look at Civil War battles in depth, and to be able to answer four questions about each battle.  Those questions are:


1) What was the broader military/historical context the particular battle fit into?

2) Why was that particular battle fought where it was fought?

3) How was that particular battle reported in Confederate and Union newspapers?

4) What was the experience of Union and Confederate soldiers in that battle?


The parameters of the project are as follows:

1) Students will be broken into six groups of 3, and one of two.

2) The project will result in presentations to be presented to class Tuesday, Jan 14. This will be worth the equivalent of a test grade.

3) Project presentations will last 5 - 7 minutes.

4) Groups may use any presentation medium (Prezi, Infographic, Powerpoint, etc) they choose. However - students may neither read directly from that medium when they present, nor may they read from text. A note card with supporting bullet points is acceptable.

5) Each group will create a google doc, shared with me, to document progress and to verify equitable distribution of work amongst group members.

 

  • Project Timeline:

Wed, Jan 8: Project Introduction, Google Doc Set Up, Initial Steps, and Clarification
Mon, Jan 13: Final review/tweaks of project in class.
Tues, Jan 14: Presentations of Projects in Chronological Order

  • Deep Thoughts/Specifics:

1) Day One - Wed, Jan 8: An important element of the of the project will be teasing apart the four questions below, and identifying specific types of information/resources that will be necessary to respond to each question. Please include those on your group’s Google Doc.

1) What was the broader military/historical context the particular battle fit into?

2) Why was that particular battle fought where it was fought?

3) How was that particular battle reported in Confederate and Union newspapers?

4) What was the experience of Union and Confederate soldiers in that battle?

2) There is more to do than can be accomplished in one or two class periods.  You and your group will need to find ways to collaborate outside of class time.

3) Where to start? Look at the “Civil War Resources” folder on the portal.  Look at the “Disunion” link on the portal.


Connor

Kathryn

Catherine-Antietam

Caroline

Sarah

Tim -- Yorktown

Kate

Ashley

Harden- Vicksburg

Whit

Haleigh

Derek -- Shiloh

Justin Justin

Lindsay

Eric -- Fort Sumter

Jack

Denise

Olivia -- Gettysburg

Garrison

Curt

Cold Harbor

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