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Learning Experience for January 14/15 – Reconstruction Terms

There are countless books written about the Reconstruction era, and hopefully you will be able to read one  (or more) sometime in your historical future (does that make sense?  Historical future?) We will dig in to the major highlights and events … Continue reading

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A PREVIEW OF RECONSTRUCTION

How does a nation rebuild after it is torn in two? Can it be rebuilt? That’s the challenge of the newly “reunited” United States after the Civil War … and the era of Reconstruction is not only a major chapter … Continue reading

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In Class December 17/18 – 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 understand in … Continue reading

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KENOSHA FUN

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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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