The Civil War

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The Civil War Exit Project

 

Using the supplied links, create either:

  • a six slide PowerPoint presentation (title, information and sources)

or

  • a four page report (12 point font, double-spaced, typed) on one of the topics listed below.

Your presentation/report must answer all the questions attached to your selected topic.  Any other topics not listed below must be submitted for approval to Mr. Brent.

Your Project may be emailed to me (ebrent@archimedesacademy.org) during the week of Monday, June 9th to Friday June 13th. Students will also be allowed to present their research to the class for EXTRA CREDIT.

 

For the Civil War PowerPoint Rubric click HERE

 

For the Civil War Paper Rubric click HERE

 

TOPICS

Women in the Civil War

  • In what different ways did women try to help their sides (both North and South) during the Civil War?
  • Who were some famous women who made contributions to their sides during the Civil War?

African American Troops in the Civil War

  • Who were the first “Colored” Regiments in the Union Army?
  • What problems had to be overcome by African Americans in forming these first units?
  • What battles did these units play a part in?
  • What problems and special dangers did these troops face compared to the White units?

The New York City Draft Riots

  • Who were the people who rioted in New York City?
  • When did the Riot occur and what seemed to start it.?
  • What ethnic group became then target of the rioters anger?
  • How was the riot stopped?

The Battle of Gettysburg

  • Why was this battle important
  • When did it take place
  • What Commanders were involved
  • Who won and what was the outcome of this victory?

Fort Sumter

  • Why was Fort Sumter important?
  • What events led up to the attack?
  • What was the outcome of this event?

Sherman’s March through Georgia to the Sea

  • Who was General William Tecumseh Sherman?
  • What was the goal of his army’s march through Georgia? Did he succeed?
  • What battles were fought during this march?

The Battle of Vicksburg

  • Why was this battle important
  • When did it take place
  • What Commanders were involved
  • Who won and what was the outcome of this victory?

 

The Battle of Antietam

  • Why was this battle important
  • When did it take place
  • What Commanders were involved
  • Who won and what was the outcome of this victory?

 

The Ironclads (The battle between the Monitor and the Virginia)

  • What were Ironclads?
  • Why were the considered special
  • When and where did the battle between the Monitor and the Virginia take place?
  • What was the outcome?
  • What eventually happened to both ships?

 

Medicine in the Civil War

  • Who was battlefield medicine different during the Civil War than it is today?
  • What kinds of tools did the battlefield surgeons use?
  • What were the casualties like in terms of wounded and dead for both sides?

 

General Robert E. Lee

  • Who was this General
  • What side did he fight on? Why?
  • What were his greatest victories
  • What were his greatest defeats?

 

General Ulysses S. Grant

  • Who was this General
  • What side did he fight on? Why?
  • What were his greatest victories
  • What were his greatest defeats?

 

Andersonville Prison

  • What was this prison like?
  • Who went there?
  • Did the other side have any prisons like it?
  • Who was in charge and what happened to him after the war?

 

 The C. S.S. Hunley (An early submarine used in the Civil War)

  • What was the C.S.S. Hunley and how did it work?
  • Why was it built?
  • Was it successful?

 

Internet Links

 

Women in the Civil War

http://womenshistory.about.com/od/civilwar/

http://americancivilwar.com/women/women.html

http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/femvets2.html

http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/walker.htm

 

 

African American Troops in the Civil War

http://members.tripod.com/~isaziz/africanh.htm

http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=12199

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/civilwar/aasoldrs/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/lincolns-soldiers/

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/black-civil-war-soldiers

 

 

 

The New York City Draft Riots

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

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/317749.html

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0816049.html

http://www.thehistorynet.com/acw/bldraftriots/

 

The Battle of Gettysburg

http://www.nps.gov/gett/gettkidz/kidzindex.htm

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

http://americancivilwar.com/getty.html

http://www.gettysbg.com/battle.shtml

 

Fort Sumter

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

http://www.tulane.edu/~sumter/

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fort-sumter.html

http://www.us-civilwar.com/sumter.htm

 

Sherman’s March through Georgia to the Sea

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/shermans-march-to-the-sea.htm

http://www.answers.com/topic/sherman-s-march-to-the-sea

http://sciway3.net/clark/civilwar/march.html

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/shermans-march-sea

 

The Battle of Vicksburg

http://americancivilwar.com/vicks.html

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

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/vicksburg.html

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/vicksburg/maps/vicksburgmap.html

 

The Battle of Antietam

http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/md/md003.html

http://aotw.org/

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/antietam.html

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-antietam

 

The Ironclads (The battle between the Monitor and the Virginia)

http://www.wideopenwest.com/~jenkins/ironclads/qanda.htm

http://www.wideopenwest.com/~jenkins/ironclads/ironintr.htm

 http://www.marinersmuseum.org/uss-monitor-center/uss-monitor-center

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

 

Medicine in the Civil War

 

http://www.ehistory.com/uscw/features/medicine/cwsurgeon/index.cfm

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

http://www.civilwarmedicine.aphillcsa.com/

http://www.civilwar.org/education/pdfs/civil-was-curriculum-medicine.pdf

 

 

General Robert E. Lee

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

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/ebooks.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/robert-e-lee.html

 

 

 

General Ulysses S. Grant

http://www.mscomm.com/~ulysses/

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

http://www.biography.com/people/ulysses-s-grant-9318285#awesm=~oEyeUwrPzmAecB

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/ulysses-s-grant.html

 

 

Andersonville Prison

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

http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v02/v02p137_Weber.html

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/warfare-and-logistics/warfare/andersonville.html

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/classics/andersonville/1.html

 

 

 The C. S.S. Hunley (An early submarine used in the Civil War)

http://www.hunley.org/

http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit183.htm

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org12-3.htm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/04/photogalleries/submarineforensics/

 

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Mnemonic PowerPoint:

The Causes of the Civil War

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