Teaching Critical Thinking Creatively
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This is a Google Slides interactive experience that guides students through the major battles of the Civil War. Students follow a soldier’s journey to each of the major battles, and write a third person narrative about the soldier’s experience from the perspective of a “junior historian” with the National Parks Service. You can view more in the preview here.
I have included three different versions of this product to meet the needs of the many ways teachers are facilitating instruction.
The classroom version is meant for whole classroom instruction where the teacher presents to the students.
There are two different digital versions. The first is the whole slideshow with the answer slides at the end for easy grading. The other digital version has the slides in the original order so that teachers can divide the presentation and assign over different days.
All of the information in the interactive experience is based on real research. Each event is based on the actual journals of Civil War soldiers, and every event has been carefully edited for clarity, comprehension, and conciseness. Teachers can use this as a framework for their entire Civil War Unit!
Topics include – The Battle of Bull Run | Music of the Civil War Soldiers | The Seven Days Battles | Medical Care during the Civil War | The Battle of the Ironclads | blockade runners | The Battle of Antietam | The Emancipation Proclamation | The Battle of Gettysburg | The Gettysburg Address | The Battle of Vicksburg | Sherman’s March to the Sea | The Election of 1864 | Andersonville | Lee’s surrender at Appomattox
The lesson is linked to the NYS Social Studies Framework, but you could easily cut and paste in your own standards for your state.
7.8d.2 – Students will examine the goals and content of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
7.8d.3 – Students will examine how the use of various technologies affected the conduct and outcome of the Civil War.
7.8d.5 – Students will examine the topography and geographic conditions at Gettysburg and Antietam, and analyze the military strategies employed by the North and the South at Gettysburg or Antietam.
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