What is included:
1. Project directions
2. Directions for the teacher
3. 2 rubrics
4. Battlefield chart
5. Small group discussion cards
6. Brief overview of each battle
7. SOAP your primary source clean handout with sample primary source from Battle of Gettysburg
Here is what students do:
1. Each group researches one of 8 battles.
2. Each group presents their battle to the class attempting to persuade the class that their battle is the most important in the Civil War.
3. As a class, students discuss, debate and vote for the most important battle.
4. Students write a summary letter to the President or other government official asking for funding for a new museum.
Here is a synopsis of what students do in this Civil War Research Project:
Your class has been selected by the President to serve as the Battlefield Research Analysis Group (BRAG). He asks that you investigate this matter and recommend one battle as being the most important in the Civil War. As mentioned above, the President will award $1,000,000 for the establishment of a museum at the battle site you choose. The museum is intended to educate people about the major battles of the Civil War – particularly the battle that your class selects as being the most important.