Civil War Resources
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Create a set of trading cards for the important leaders (political and/or military) associated with the Civil War.
Must include: at least 10 cards, 3 different facts on each subject, and a picture of the subject.
Compare and contrast President Lincoln and President Davis
Can present the info in whatever format you choose
Include information about their early life, their education, their political background, and their leadership styles
Write a paragraph explaining which man you think is a better president and provide at least three reasons why
Track Lincoln’s changing and evolving position on slavery from his early view (pre-presidency) to post-Emancipation Proclamation
Can choose to do a timeline, chart, or short essay
Incorporate a minimum of three concrete examples supporting your position, such as quotations made by Lincoln and/or other facts that support your position
Two useful sources of documents pertaining to Lincoln and slavery
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html
Note – entering terms such as “free slave” into the keyword will help refine your search
Make a set of graphs comparing the North & South in the Civil War.
Include the advantages and disadvantages for each side.
Compare the number of people, soldiers, factories, farms and other important facts.
Write one paragraph (5-8 sentences) to describe the conclusions you can draw from your graphs about causes and effects of the Civil War.
Create a timeline of 10 important events from the Civil War, beginning with secession and ending with the surrender at Appomattox.
Write a detailed description (at least one complete sentence) of each event.
Include at least one picture for each event.
I recommend using a Google slides presentation to display your timeline, but you can also hand write it on paper.
Do a radio broadcast or ‘breaking news program’ of a battle or major political event that took place during the Civil War times.
Must be a video
Should be at least 2-3 minutes long
Include facts and details - army leaders involved, location, date, outcome, military maneuvers, weapons used; politicians involved, when the event occurred, why the political event is significant, consequences or outcomes of the event
Create a series of maps from 1861-1865 showing the success or failure of the Anaconda Plan
Include a paragraph for each map explaining the successes or failures
Research the new military weapons and equipment used during the Civil War.
Draw or collect pictures and write a brief description of each.
Explain in a paragraph (or two) how the variety of the many new inventions of weaponry during the Civil War changed modern warfare at the time.
Identify and research 2 important women OR 2 important African Americans during the Civil War.
Create a Google slides presentation with at least 8 slides, with 4 slides for each important person.
One slide must include a one-paragraph summary (5-8 sentences) for each person’s role and significance in the Civil War.
Write a journal entry pretending you are a soldier or a civilian in either the North or the South
Provide a historically accurate date and location (for example: July 4, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
Include a paragraph describing the key events or battles of the war so far
Include a paragraph describing your experiences as either a soldier or civilian during one of the battles described earlier (include facts and details related to the experience)
Include a sketch that relates to something you wrote about in the journal