ReadingsPART III: When Abraham Lincoln Kept Store in Illinois
Kingfisher, pgs 340-345
William Lloyd Garrison
Boers Great Trek
China, Hong Kong
War with Mexico
Tuesday: Telegraph OfficeBattle between ironclad ships ends in a draw.
Grant wins decisive battle at Shiloh.
Admiral Farragut captured New Orleans for Union.
Federal Homestead Law signed.
Stonewall's classic offensive highlights Shenandoah campaign.
McClellan loses Seven Days 'Battle; Lee could seize momentum.
Confederates win Second Bull Run battle.
Sioux uprising put down in Minnesota.
Bloody Antietam gives Union victory.
Union disaster at Fredericksburg; Burnside replaced.
Wednesday: JournalWrite a one page narrative describing a chance encounter your character had with someone (or something ) famous during the Civil War. Perhaps you were at Ford's Theater, or you ran into a congressman with a box lunch at the first Battle of Bull Run or perhaps you heard Lincoln deliver his Address...use your imagination. You will need to do some research before writing this entry.
Thursday: ProjectsBegin Civil War Museum display. Research something that was in important person place or thing in the Civil War and construct a display as if it were to go in a museum. It could be a diorama, a video production or a visual presentation. Visit museums to research how information is presented in a professional manner. Observe how captions, titles, models, pictures and documents are used in the displays. Plan carefully. Your presentation should be both accurate and entertaining. Think about colors, borders, lettering, labels, and the use of audio or video components. Use bright and contrasting colors.Try to limit the written word on your display, while at the same time conveying all the key elements. Use many visuals such as pictures, props or maps. Your presentation must have:
- a neat and clear title
- borders and mats around pictures, captions and maps
- precise lettering
- lots of visuals. Try to keep the word limit to about 500 words. Use pictures, drawings, maps, timelines and props to convey the information.
- Integrate into your display audio or video components.