Civil War Web Quest

Introduction

"Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came."
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

Task

How does your topic fit into the sequence of "history" events before and after it took place?

In other words, how was your topic a product of what preceeded it?  And how did your topic impact/influence events while it occurred.

Finally, what were the short and/or long term effects/impact of your topic on history.

Process

Each student will use the Big6™ process to research their topic, using the worksheet to take notes and keep track of sources. Each group will produce a Powerpoint. What type of visual information will you include? (Map, diagram or picture with title, caption and labels)  Click here for the Civil War Investigation worksheet.
Topics
Military Strategies:  North/South Spies
African Americans in the War Weapons
Technology Prison Camps
"Total War" Medical Care
Women and the War Secession
Fort Sumter The Confederate States of America
Battle of Antietam Battle of Gettysburg
Other Major Battles Appomattox Court House
Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief Gettsyburg Address
Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Assassination
Robert E. Lee Ulysses S. Grant
Pickett's Charge Sherman's March to the Sea
Angel of the Battlefield U.S. Sanitary Commission
Military Tactics Naval Warfare
Ironclads Draft Riots
Copperheads Photography
Sketch Artists Military Life
Vivandieres  

Resources

http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/cwres.html

Evaluation

You will be graded on your Powerpoint.  Click here for a copy of the rubric.