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In class December 11/12 – A. Lincoln

So … how do you assess the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln? Do your rankings match those of past polls? Consider each entry in the “President A. Lincoln” activity and submit your ratings in this form. Also, you can have a little … Continue reading

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THE CIVIL WAR CHALLENGE – DECEMBER 19

THE CIVIL WAR CHALLENGE

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Preparation for December 11/12 – Spend some time with A. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln – Judging by the number of books written about him, I think we can all agree that he’s a pretty famous guy, right? How do we view him in our society today?  Is he well remembered?  Highly regarded?  Where … Continue reading

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In class December 6/10 – The Civil War Home Front – In Two Voices

As you should understand by now, the Civil War home front was not the easiest place to live for people in the Union and Confederacy.  Each side struggled in various aspects of daily life – some common, and some different.  … Continue reading

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Learning Experience December 4/5 – The Civil War Home Front

I can compare and contrast the challenges and contributions on the home front in the North and South. Away from the fields of battle, the home front was an important part of the Civil War … and also felt the … Continue reading

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Learning Experience December 3/4 – Emancipation

It’s one of the most important documents in American history, and probably the single action Abe Lincoln is known for more than any other – the Emancipation Proclamation. We will discuss this incredible document (incredibly misunderstood as well) in class … Continue reading

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THE TURNING POINTS OF THE CIVIL WAR

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IN CLASS November 28/29 – Handicapping the Civil War

Experts make a lot of money (and get a lot of attention) predicting the outcome of events – such as football games, horse races, and presidential elections. It’s a process commonly known as handicapping, and they do it by examining all … Continue reading

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Show What You Know – The Edge of the Precipice

Ready to show what you know, young Civil War historians? You will have a 20 minute quiz on Wednesday/Thursday concerning the targets below: I can use perspective to explain how events between the Compromise of 1850 and the Election of … Continue reading

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