What’s left? The Civil War Challenge! You have a very comprehensive study guide that have been available for a week, a ton of great resources in your notebook and (hopefully) online, and a team to use toward mastering the important content and ideas about the turning point of American history. There will be a Kahoot review Thursday at recess and an open review after school on Thursday until 4:00!
We have seen the war play out on the battlefield, but what about on the home front of each side? Your task is to find out how the great conflict affected the civilians not at war – the women at home, men who weren’t serving, African Americans on both sides, and your average citizen. To do so, use the NOTE TAKING DOCUMENT DOCPDF and the various resources on The Home Front website to try to fill in bullet notes in the various categories. Do your best to try to fill in each category … but spend about 25 minutes on the assignment. If you do not get it completed in 25 minutes, no worries … we will have time to fill in the blanks on Monday.
Hopefully we are all caught up with the progression fo the war, and you have an idea bout how the first few years played out! Of course, one of the major TURNING POINTS of the war was the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation – one of the most important documents in American history, and probably the single action Abe Lincoln is known for more than any other.
Use the guide questions on the handoutPDFDOC - but you don’t need to answer them in writing! Then, turn to the great document itself by annotating the actual text of the EP following the instructions on the handout (and below). There isn’t much writing – I promise.
Hello, recruits! Are you ready for life as a Civil War soldier? Your day will be a little different than usual on Tuesday as you spend some time with your drill sergeant, learning the finer points of army life during the war between the states. you will also be examining the words of the men and a fw women) in blue and gray and trying to learn a little bit about their story. How do you prepare? Make sure you complete the Why Fight? handout from Dr.Walczak and take some notes from the various sites and podcasts available on the Civil War Soldier site (spend about 20-25 minutes).
Ged ready to report for duty in Tuesday – you will have a special schedule, and you will all be part of the Iron Brigade! To experience some of the story of a Civil War soldier, you will drill, march, load in nine steps, and possibly see the elephant! (What does that really mean? Check out this resource for some info!)
Why exactly did those states secede? You have been/will be examining this in English class with the Good Doctor, and we took a look at some of the actual secession statements in our class as well. However, with all of that information still availabale, historians have debated over the years about the exact causes of the Civil War. Your task is to read some brief statements from historians in “Why the Civil War?” activity and see what they have to say. It’s a collection of statements about different historical perspectives on the coming of the war. Read each carefully, underline up to eight important words, and summarize each selection in ONE COMPLETE SENTENCE. Do the historians agree with the documents? The assignment is much easier (and more fun) if you complete it with a partner.