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The Civil War: A Nation Divided

-Based on a webquest designed by Tammy Roberts,

You will be expected to complete several tasks over the next 2 weeks. You will work with your table group to complete the first 3 tasks. The culminating activity will be done independently, based on prior collaboration .



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Background:

Differences between the Northern and Southern states led to many problems for the United States. The rural South depended on farming and slavery. The North had more factories and larger cities than the South.
Trouble grew when Abraham Lincoln became President in 1861. South Carolina broke away from the Union. Before long, eleven states in the South had done the same and formed the Confederate States of America. The country was divided and went to war. This was later called the Civil War.

Introduction:

Dear Citizens,
Confederate troops have just begun firing on Fort Sumter, a United States fort on an island in the harbor. Many of you men will be joining forces to defend your side of the battle. My goal is to hold the United States together, and reunite the Union. I anticipate that this outcome can be accomplished. Wives and families, you will be holding down the home front, as your husbands and sons go off to war. My prayers are with you, as you support one another during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
President Abraham Lincoln


Tasks:

1) Task 1: Significant Figures
-As a group, identify 20 key figures from the Civil War. This would include people who played a significant role in either the Confederate agenda or the Union agenda.
-Create a chart that:
a) Ranks the figures you chose in order of their significance (column 1)
b) Explains why that figure was important before, during or after the Civil War (column 2)
c) Notes which side of the conflict the figure represents (column 3)
-This chart must be embedded or linked to your wiki page
-Due Date: November 2nd (C and D) or November 3rd (F and G)

2) Task 2: Battles of the Civil War
-As a group choose 20 battles that happened during the years of the Civil war. You are to write about the location and the outcome of the battle.
-Create a chart that:
a) Lists the battles you chose in chronological Order
b) States the month, year and location of each battle
c) Reveals the outcome of the battle
d) Explains at least one significant fact about the battle
-This chart must be embedded or linked to your wiki page
-Due Date: November 4th (C and D) or November 5th (F and G)

Task 3: Pictorial Time Line of the Civil War
-Using a form of digital media (glogster, powerpoint, publisher, keynote, slideshow, etc) create a time line representing the Civil War figures and battles your group chose.
-The time line should be mostly pictorial, with simple names and captions to label each person or event
-The final digital time line should be embedded or linked to your wiki page.
-Due Date: November 8th (all classes)

Final Task: Individual Reflection
-On November 8th, each student will individually complete an assessment in class that will reflect the knowledge they gained by completing this assignment with their group.


Developing Your Wiki Page:

-Each group has been assigned a wiki page, a link is provided on your block page, and will be responsible for developing the page to reflect their answers for Tasks 1, 2 and 3.
-Wiki Expectations:
1) All Tasks should be embedded or linked to the wiki on time (I would prefer that your documents be embedded so visitors can see your information upon opening your wiki page)
2) Your page must be visually appealing. Add pictures or clips to enhance the look, but please DO NOT change the background or setting choices for my wiki space. You can embed glog pages that make your wiki page look unique (see the bottom of the UNIT 4 page)
3) Be sure to include a reference section at the bottom of the wiki, to show where you go your information.
4) DO NOT COPY AND PASTE ANY TEXT! You may use the internet for information but you may not copy word for word what the web pages or books say. YOU MUST PUT THING IN YOUR OWN WORDS! Also, you MAY NOT copy from any other group's wiki pages. You must come research and produce original material. You may copy/paste non-copywrited pictures.
5) If you have questions, ASK!!!

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Evaluation Rubric


Beginning 1
Developing 2
Very Good 3
Exemplary 4


Score

Identify Key Figures
Less that 8 key people listed. Incomplete or unclear description of influence or actions. Incomplete or inaccurate viewpoints.
9-14 key people listed. Understandable description of influence or actions. Most viewpoints are accurate.
15-19 key people listed. Clear description of influence or actions. Accurate viewpoint of each.
All 20 key people listed. Clear description of influence or actions that goes beyond expectations. Accurate viewpoint.
%25

List Battles & Outcomes
The list of the battles is incomplete and not turned in on time.
The list of the battles is incomplete, not having all of the required information.
The list of the battles is complete with most areas on chart meet expectations.
The list of the battles is complete with all areas on the chart meet expectations.
%25

Create a Pictorial Timeline
The pictorial timeline was incomplete not with all of the figures and battles from Tasks #1 and #2, no pictures were included. The timeline was not in the correct order according to date.
The pictorial timeline was complete with all of the figures and battles from Tasks #1 and #2, including pictures. The timeline was not in the correct order according to date.
The pictorial timeline was complete with most of the figures and battles from Tasks #1 and #2, including pictures. The timeline was in the correct order according to date.
The pictorial timeline was complete with all of the figures and battles from Tasks #1 and #2, including pictures. The timeline was in the correct order according to date..
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Individual Journal
The journal entry is incomplete.
The journal illustrates little understanding of the events.
The journal entry illustrates some understanding of the events. Based on historical information.
The journal entry contain a thorough, believable development of understanding of the events. Based on historical information.
%25

Total Score: %100