Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Online Social Studies Glossary for Definitions




If you did not finish you terms from the Unit on Reconstruction this is a link to an online dictionary/ glossary that has 90% of the terms.  Click the link below to proceed and begin looking up the terms.  

History Dictionary


Monday, June 6, 2016

Unit 4 Review Materials

These are the review materials that can help you remember the events of the Civil War and what happened after.  

The review sheet is below.  There is more on this review sheet than will be on the test, but it is in your best interest to be able to connect events of the Civil War and the events that happened after to the materials that will be provided in the MCPS approved test.  


Unit 4 Review Sheet


Other Review Materials/videos:











Thursday, June 2, 2016

Civil War: The Human Experience and Total War

Guiding questions for presentations On Civil War Article

Fall of Columbia

1.        What are General Sherman’s beliefs about total war and where did some of these beliefs come from?
2.       How are civilians treated in the occupation of the city and was this treatment necessary? Explain.
3.       Who is to blame for the destruction of the city?
4.       Interesting information/details that will make understanding this event memorable and reflect the human experience of the war. 

Fall of Richmond

1.        What are the beliefs are being held by the civilian population as the war grows closer?
2.       How are civilians treated in the occupation of the city?
3.       What role do General Lee and General Grant play in the fall of the city?
4.       Interesting information/details that will make understanding this event memorable and reflect the human experience of the war. 

The meeting and reconciliation

1.       Describe the contrast between General Grant and General Lee.
2.       Why did Winik  describe the meeting as “…paradoxically, these were among Lee’s finest hours, and they were, so, too, were they Grant’s greatest moments” (Give details and supports)
3.       What was the political and social environment like as the peace process was beginning?
4.       Describe the role General Lee played in the reconciliation process. 

Thomas Jackson and the Aggressive War

1.       What are General Jackson’s beliefs about total war and where did some of these beliefs come from?
2.       How are civilians and cities treated by General Jackson when he attacked places? 
3.       How did religiosity play a role in creating the man known as Stonewall Jackson?
4.       Interesting information/details that will make understanding this event memorable and reflect the human experience of the war. 

Andersonville Prison Camp

1.        Describe the conditions within the prison camp and the layout of the prison.
2.       What role did African Americans play in the events at Andersonville?
3.       Describe how prisoners attempted to escape. 
4.       Who is responsible for the travesty that is Andersonville?




Checklist for Presentation on Civil War

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Visual component that is either a poster, mural, or performance art piece.
a.     Each question must be evident in the visual piece.

/20
Group script that has 4 distinct parts for each group member
a.     Must be at least 1 page long.
b.     Answers the guiding questions completely.
/20
Each person will give a thorough explanation of one question and the following will be graded
a.     Proper speaking etiquette and eye contact
b.     Knowledge and Understanding completely addresses the guiding questions.
c.      References and makes use of visual.
d.     Creativity/Effort


Civil War Articles on Different Groups

These are links to the articles that are about different groups of people we have not covered in class. 

1.  Women Amidst War
2.  Hispanics and the Civil War
3.  Chinese in the Civil War:  Ten Who Served
4.  Native Americans:  A Study of their Civil War Experience