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WebQuest Title:  Johnny Rebel or Billy Yankee - A Civil War Choice       

Author:  Lee McNulty               

Date:  3/17/03               

Unit Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:  Providing students with a basic understanding of the Civil War from which they can make there own interpretations.
    Days:  
7
    Content: 
Civil War history
    Methods: 
Lecture, discussion, webquest, and class presentation

WebQuest  Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:  First, helping students to gain an understanding of the influence of regionalism on the Civil War.  Second, helping students build their own understanding of the Civil War from many different presented perspectives.
    Days:  3
    Content: 
Information from the internet on
    Methods:
    The students will be required to take on the persona of a person from a specific state.  The student will then write a paper describing this persona and present it to the class.  Each persona will be have specific instructions on what information to include in the paper about themselves.  Included should be states of origin,  history of interaction with opposition officers in prewar era, ideas about slavery, what type of job they held before the war, their ideas about their state and the federal government, their ideas about slavery, and why they have decided to choose one side or the other in the war.  The paper will require not just a description of their persona's feelings on the above matters, but they must support these descriptions with reasons why their character feels this way.        

Teachers Resources
 

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

        Teacher Background Information

http://www.ehistory.com/uscw/features/articles/ArticleView.cfm?AID=33

http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/,  http://www.swcivilwar.com/

      http://www.civilwarhome.com/csa.htm

Teacher Tools

http://webpages.marshall.edu/~hughes11/outline.htm

 http://members.tripod.com/~greatamericanhistory/gr02007.htm

http://www.teachwithmovies.org/guides/civil-war.html

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow/

Student Background Information

http://amcivilwar.homestead.com/home.html

http://www.ehistory.com/uscw/features/articles/ArticleView.cfm?AID=34

           http://prometheus.cc.emory.edu/TurningPoint/pages/index.htm

http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/EMS/CivilWar/CivilWar.html#1861-1862

        http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/index.html
      Student Tools
      http://www.ngeorgia.com/history/civilga.html

http://webpages.marshall.edu/~hughes11/biographies.htm

http://www.duke.edu/~awiley/

http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/civilwar.htm

http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/nineteen/nlinkscwn.htm

 
 
 


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Lecture/discussion A day of story telling.  The facts of the Civil War will be presented to the students in story form.  The students will be encouraged to take notes, but nothing will be required of them except to listen.  If time permits, a discussion will follow. Handout of basic facts will be presented
     
     
     
     
     
     

 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Lecture/discussion The basic concepts of the Civil War will be presented.  Essential facts will be presented and a discussion will follow. Powerpoint presentation
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Webquest The webquest will be presented and by the end of the day students are expected to have listed their four favorite roles from the list and written them down in order. Computers
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Webquest Students will be given time to do research for their webquests. Computers
     
     
     
     
     
     

Day 5    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Webquests Students will be given time to do research for their webquests.  This will be the last day for in class research. Computers 
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Presentations Webquests reports due today.  Brief presentations in class.  
     
     
     
     
     
     

Day 7    Back to Top
 

Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Presentations  Brief presentations in class. Nothing
     
     
     
     
     
     

Conclusion:  Over the seven days, students will be given a foundation of understanding of the basic pillars of the Civil War.  Through research, they will gain a deeper understanding of a particular perspective on the Civil War.  Finally, presentations will help them see the different perspectives on the Civil War from some of their piers. 

Credits/References:  Information used in the creation of this webquest was taken from the knowledge of Lee McNulty on the Civil War with some inspiration from Ken Burns' "Civil War" documentary series..
 

 

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