Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Emancipation Proclamation

Today in class we watched a clip from the movie "Lincoln" that discussed the Emancipation Proclamation.  After that we began reading the Emancipation Proclamation in groups and answering some questions about what we read.  We broke the Emancipation Proclamation down and dug into it at our individual reading levels to make sure we could get the most out of it!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Early Battles of the Civil War

Today in class we took a brief reading quiz and began discussing the beginning of the Civil War.  We stopped a the Battle of Antietam, which was the bloodiest day of the war.  This was what gave President Lincoln the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which we will talk about tomorrow.  You can see what we discussed today below:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Civil War Technology

Today in class we took a look at how the Civil War was effected by different technologies and innovations.  We watched a video that laid out how Lincoln used many different innovations to help fight and eventually defeat the South.  You can see what we watched below.  Students answered some questions as they watched today.  Additionally students took home a reading assignment to prepare for tomorrow's class.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Civil War Strategy

Today we began discussing the goals and strategies of the North and South during the Civil War.  You can see what we discussed below:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

War and Media

Today in class we took a look at pictures from the Civil War to get an idea of how people would now be able to experience what happened.  Ultimately we will be coming up with our impressions of the Civil War in 1 word.  Here is a link to the pictures we looked at today.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Reassessment and Civil War Action

Today in class we watched a video about the Civil War while some students took time to reassess their tests.  Students had some questions to answer about the video as they watched.  You can see the video below:

Tomorrow we will be looking at Civil War photographs and evaluating the messages and emotions they were meant to convey!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Civil War Begins

Today in class we discussed the first shots of the Civil War.  You can see the end of the presentation where today's information was discussed: