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Civil War Battles

Task: Select one of the following battles and create a PowerPoint and a two-page research paper on your battle. Both the PowerPoint and the paper should follow the format listed below. (DPS LIBRARY, HIGH SCHOOL, DEDHAM HIGH SCHOOL, LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES, STUDENT PROJECTS, CIVIL WAR BATTLES)

 

1)      Introduction- Background information- setting the stage for the battle (Place, time, landscape…)

 

2)      Leaders/Generals of the battle- statistics/ weapons used- Any first-hand accounts

 

3)      Summary of the major events of the battle- Strategies used- Who won and lost- Why? Any first-hand accounts

 

4)      Significance of the battle-  Why was this battle important for the rest of the war? Any first-hand accounts

 

5)      Conclusion- Why you think this battle is important.  Conclusion slide should also include the three most important ideas students need to remember from your battle.  This will be on the test! 

 

POWERPOINT SHOULD INCLUDE VISUALS!

MUST USE THREE DIFFERENT SOURCES- properly cited in paper

Choose from the following battles:

Shiloh

First Battle of Bull Run

Second Battle of Bull Run

Antietam

Fredericksburg

Chattanooga

Chancellorsville

Criteria

3

2

1

Introduction

Strong background information

Introduces major ideas that will be presented in paper/PowerPoint

Introduction is   expanded on in essay

CITED

Fair background information

Introduces some ideas that will be presented in Paper/PowerPoint

Some expansion in essay

CITED

Poor background information.

Very few ideas discussed

NO CITATION

Leaders/generals

Strong explanation of the leaders/statistics of the battle

Excellent first-hand accounts

Info, is expanded on in essay

CITED

Fair explanation of leaders and statistics of the battle.

Good first-hand accounts

Some expansion in essay

CITED

Poor explanation of leaders and statistics.

NO CITATION

Battle

Strong explanation of the battle, strategies used, and reasons for victory/defeat

Excellent first-hand accounts used.

Info. is expanded in essay

CITED

Fair Explanation of the battle, strategies used, reasons for victory/defeat.

Good first-hand accounts

Some expansion in essay

CITED

Poor explanation of the battle, strategies used, reasons for victory/defeat

No first-hand accounts

NO CITATION

Significance of battle

Strong explanation of why historians say this battle is important to the war

CITED

 

Fair explanation of why historians say this battle is important to the war

CITED

Poor explanation of why historians say this battle is important to the war

NO CITATION

 

Conclusion

Strong explanation of why YOU think this battle is significant

Fair explanation of why YOU think this battle is important to the war

Poor explanation of why YOU think this battle is important

 

 

 

 

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