During the week before break we continued our study of the Civil War. We finished up our study of the Civil War from the point of view from two different textbooks. Students took a summative multiple choice quiz and we watched about half of the movie Lincoln. When we return from break we will continue our study of the Civil War. We will investigate more about Lincoln the person and we will look at a POW camp from the Civil War.
During this past week of classes we focused on the depiction of the Civil War in a modern textbook compared to a textbook from Mississippi in the 1970's. Students made some fascinating observations regarding the two books and their depiction of the Civil War. Next week we will summarize our observations, take our summative multiple choice quiz over what we have learned so far and watch Lincoln the movie.
1.The timeline will be completed on the paper provided.
2.The timeline should have a clear beginning and end, with a year listed for the start and the end of the timeline.
3.The timeline should have a title.
4.Your timeline should have at least 5 events listed.
5.Each event should have a 2-3 sentence description discussing the significance of the event and how it helps us understand the Civil War.
6.Each event should have a picture that visually depicts the event and the picture should have color.
7.Be prepared to share the timeline with the class.
This week we continued our investigation of the civil War. We learned about both the Kansas and Nebraska Act as well as the Compromise of 1850. Students read about both documents in addition to reading a portion of the primary source. We also looked at three different political cartoons from the Civil War era. The political cartoons can be found on my website. Periods 1 and 4 had the opportunity to create their own political cartoon with those in their group and presented them to the class on Thursday. Next week we will work on making a timeline regarding the Civil War in addition to reading about the Civil War from both a modern textbook as well as a textbook from the South in the 1970's.
1.With the peers at your table you will come up with your own political cartoon from the Civil War era.
2.You can use any of the sources from class.
3.Your cartoon should have color, should be visually appealing and should include some words.
4.In addition to the cartoon there should be a 5-7 sentence description of what is being depicted in the cartoon, the message behind the cartoon or why your group decided to show what you did in the cartoon.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.