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12. Story Mapping the American Civil War

posted Oct 23, 2011, 3:48 PM by   [ updated Oct 25, 2011, 7:33 PM ]

Due Dates:
 Section:  DF&G
 #1 Oct. 31    
 Nov. 1
 #2 Nov. 2
 Nov. 3
 #3     Nov. 3
 Nov. 4
 Final Nov. 8  
 Nov. 9

-Your final submission is due on the above date by 11:59 PM.  It should include all 5 Sections plus your cover page and table of contents.
-You need to:
1. upload your PDF to your google docs.
2. Title it:
3. Share your PDF with me
4. Post your project on Blogger.
-Stayed tuned for instructions.

Work Days:
-During the next two weeks, part of every class will be devoted to working on your projects.  You will still have other assignments, so be sure to use all the time given to its maximum potential.

Resources: A good place to start your research
Library of Congress Photographs
The History Channel
PBS: Ken Burn's Civil War
American Civil

Battle Assignments:
Everyone will be assigned a number.  You will need to research the battles that coincide with your number and interpret them from your side of the war.

1st Battle of Bull Run
 #2 7 Days Battle
 #3 Spotsylvania
2nd Battle of Bull Run
Siege of Vicksburg
1st Battle of Fort Sumter
2nd Battle of Fort Wagner
 #5Battle of the Wilderness
Siege of Atlanta
Appomattox Courthouse
 #6 Forts Henry & Donelson
The Monitor and the Merrimack
Cold Harbor
 #7 Antietam
Siege of Vicksburg
 #8 Chancellorsville
Battle of the Wilderness
Cold Harbor

Leader Assignments:

 #1 Ulysses S. Grant
Irvin McDowell
Joshua Chamberlain
 #2Joseph Hooker
 John Buford
Winfield Hancock
 #3 George Meade
William T. Sherman
George A. Custer
 #4 George McClellan
John Pope
Robert Anderson
 #5 Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson
George A. Custer
 #6 George McClellan
William H. Seward
William T. Sherman
 #7 John Pope
Joseph Hooker
Robert Gould Shaw
 #8 George Meade
Winfield Scott
Abraham Lincoln

 #1 Robert E. Lee
Albert Sidney Johnston
Lewis Addison Armistead
 #2 PGT Beauregard
John C. Pemberton
Henry Wirz
 #3 Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
John Bell Hood
J.E.B. Stuart
 #4 Joseph E. Johnston
James Longstreet
Richard Ewell
 #5 George Pickett
Jefferson Davis
Robert E. Lee
 #6 James Longstreet
Lewis Addison Armistead
John C. Pemperton
 #7 Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Richard Ewell
PGT Beauregard
 #8 Alexander H. Stephens
J.E.B. Stuart
George Pickett

Goal: Through inductive study of the Civil War, students will gain a greater understanding of significance of its role in American History.  Students will use this knowledge to create a story map depicting events of the Civil War.

What is a Story Map?

    A story map is visual interpretation of people, events and items studied during a unit.  The purpose of a story map is to convey the meaning of events using as few words as possible.  You may use words, but make your words count.  A story map is not a research paper, but a mapping out of the things you have learned in a visual form.  Pictures, drawings, maps, charts, and other graphics are used along with text to convey meaning.

Project Details:
    Over a course of our 2 week study of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, students will create a story map using Pages.  The details are explained below, and students will have class time to work on their project.  REMEMBER THOUGH... class time will be given, but most students will need to schedule outside work time as well.

Below is the project outline.  You DO need to include all of the red and blue sections. You DO NOT necessarily have to cover every bullet underneath.  Include the information that is most needed to convey your thoughts and present the best of your information.

Outline of the Project:
  • Page 1: Cover Page
    • Creatively presented, with a Title, your name, your block and the date listed on it
  • Page 2: Table of Contents
    • Creatively organized with the directions to where each of the sections begin
  • Section 1: Readying for War
    • Resources
      • Inventory your side's (Union or Confederacy) resources
      • Resources include: military goods, agricultural goods, transportation and communication systems, man power, and manufactured goods
    • Preparation
      • Prior to the first major conflicts, how did your side prepare their armies?
      • Questions to consider:
        • How did they get men to join up?
        • How were the men trained?
        • How were they equipped?
  • Section 2: Commanders and Conflict
    • Leaders
      • For your assigned leaders, research the following and then creatively display it on your story map
        • What did they look like?
        • How were they qualified?
        • What major engagements did they take part in?
        • What are some interesting facts about them?
    • Engagements
      • For your assigned battles, research the following and then creatively display it on your story map.  Remember, when you are researching the battle that you need to interpret it through the worldview of your side (Union/Confederacy)
        • Where did the battle take place?
        • Why did the battle begin?
        • Who was leading the battle?
        • Was there anything special about the leader?
        • What occurred at the battle?
        • Why is the battle memorable?
        • What was the outcome of the battle?
        • How did this battle influence the continuance of the war?
    • Minority Groups
      • How did the following groups influence your fighting force?
        • African Americans
        • Women
        • Immigrants
        • Spies
  • Section 3: Americans During the Civil War
    • Camp Life
      • What was life like for soldiers serving in your army?
      • Consider the following topics:
        • What did they do for fun?
        • Did they have all their needs met?
        • What was the survival rate?
        • What types of things did they write home about?
        • How long did they serve?
        • What happened if they abandoned the army?
    • Life on the Home front
      • What was life like for the people left behind?
      • Consider the following topics
        • How did women have to step up during men's absence?
        • How did this war turn families against each other?
        • How did scarcity and inflation influence the people of your nation?
        • What was life like for people who lived near the battle field?
  • Section 4: The Aftermath of the Civil War
    • Effects of the War
      • What impact did the Civil War leave on your section of the nation?
      • Consider the following topics:
        • How did the battles influence the landscape?
        • How did the treatment of the opposing army influence your people?
        • What did you gain/lose from fighting in the Civil War?
        • What were the lasting sentiments impressed on your population?
    • Reconstruction
      • Explain the purpose of Reconstruction from the viewpoint of your section
      • What were some benefits or mistakes of Reconstruction?
      • Synthesize a Reconstruction solution that could have benefited both North and South
  • Section 5: Bibliography
    • MLA Bibliography
      • Properly Formatted
      • Include 10+Sources
      • Pictures should be licensed for use
Student Number Assignments:

 D Block
F Block
G Block
 #1 Eunkyung Hwang
 Sarah E. Kim
 Emily Birmingham
Ye Rin Chu
 #2 Christina Lim
 Esther AnDanny Hong
 #3 Arnold Byun
 Daniel Lee

 Najat Bahakeem
Charis Moon
 #4 Mohammed Sairafi
 Jae Eun Lee
 Kevin Baik
Joseph Gong
 #5 Brian Yoon
 Christian Park
 James Bai
 #6 Daniel Ha
 Chris Yoo
 Badr Nassif
 #7  Joseph Yu
 Naomi Dutse
 #8 David Suh
 Michael Yoon
Sun Woo Chung

     D Block
 F Block
G Block
 #1 Dong Hyun Koo
 Yuriko Akino
 Elaina Brower
 #2 Alex Kwon
 Noel Jeong
Janie Baek
 Lin Choi
Max Park
 #3 Michelle Kwon
 Sarah S. Kim
 Brian Lee
 #4 Isaac Joo
 Steven Lee
 Malika Al Sabti
 #5 Jumanah Nassif
 Ben Linssen
 Timothy Kim
 #6 Jay Park
 Stacie Park
 Lumina Lee
Alice Moon
 Subin Yang
 Yousif Shagdar
 Michelle Lee
Monika Diwakar
 #8  Gibeom Shin
 Sarah Dickenson