U.S. History IBQuarter 4 – Civil War Battles Each student will create a PowerPoint describing relevant information about major Civil War Battles. Due_______________
Assignment I. Each student will research and create a power point presentation about significant Civil War battles. 1. Each student will research 3 (honors) and 2 (college)major battles. (a) One battle will be assigned. 2. Creativity: Include Pictures/Visuals/Graphics/Background themes/animation/music/sounds. 3. Presentations using Google Presentation. ** Note: A “slide” may be multiple slides. A “slide” indicates all the information which covers a section of the assessment. **
Presentation • Include: • Knowledge of subject matter. • Prepared for presentation. (note cards?) • Clear speaking voice. • Description of information & visuals.
Slide 2 – Battle/Date/Battleground/Generals • Identify the name of the battle. • Identify the date or dates the battle was fought. • Identify where the battle was fought. • Identify all Generals and any other prominent officers involved in the battle.
Slide 3 – Descriptions of Generals Union Commander Confederate Commander Give a brief description about the commander of the Confederate forces at this battle. Include biographical information and a visual. • Give a brief description about the commander of the Union forces at this battle. • Include biographical information and a visual.
Slide 4 – Key points to battle 1. Give a description of the actual fighting during the battle. Mention tactics, troop movements, mistakes or any other relevant information about what took place.
Slide 5 – Primary Source Analysis • Source - Examine websites, books, periodicals, to identify and analyze one source related to the battle. Give a description of the source and explain the content of the source. • Map – Display a map of the battle.
Slide 6 – Winner & Impact • Identify which side won the battle. • Explain the significance of the battle. Include any impacts the battle had on future battles, the war effort, the men fighting. • Include the casualties for the Union & Confederacy.
Slide 7 - Work Cited • List all sources used to gather information. • Include websites, on-line books, on-line encyclopedias and databases. • Use MLA format
Resources http://www.teacheroz.com/civilwar.htm http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/american-history/1800/civil-war http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/era.cfm?eraid=7&smtid=1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Civil_War_battles http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/ http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war http://www.civil-war.net/ http://www.civilwar.com/ http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war-battles.htm http://www.civilwar.si.edu/resources.html