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In class December 12/13 – Did the Union Win or did the Confederacy lose?

Four long years, over 620,000 dead, even more casualties, part of the nation in ruins, and an entire segment of the population freed for the first time – the results of the Civil War are almost impossible to comprehend in … Continue reading

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In class December 8/11 – 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.  

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The Life of a Civil War Soldier

You spent some time online and in Kenosha learning about the life of a Civil War soldier – so what was it like?  And why does it matter? Show off your understanding any way you want with a Civil War … Continue reading

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Preparation for December 8/11 – 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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Preapartion December 4 – We are headed to Kenosha …

We are headed to the Kenosha Civil War Museum on Tuesday – it should be awesome! You are out of uniform, but no shorts, sweats, ripped clothing, hats, or quadratic formula t-shirts. Make sure you are warm enough and that … Continue reading

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In class December 4/7 – Home Front Notecard Confessions

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Learning Experience December 1 – The 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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I hope you enjoyed your “visit” to Gettysburg today, young historians – we will do the real visit on April 26!  To review what you learned today, check out some of the cool sites below – there is a ton … Continue reading

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Learning Experience November 28/29 More Turning Points … and on the road to Gettysburg!

By now, you should have a decent start to your CIVIL WAR TURNING POINTS creative display.  Make sure you have read the directions carefully, along with the rubric that will be used to assess your display.   By Thursday’s combo class, … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE – The Emancipation Proclamation

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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