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The Civil War series is rich in educational themes and content, and provides opportunities to explore a range of topics in depth. As class time is limited, it can be challenging to address all lessons and themes.
Friars Keep - Simon Poole - Dreamfall Chapters - Original Soundtrack (File, Album) such, the following activities provide student and teacher handouts, video clips from the film, additional resources, and discussion questions that can be covered in a class period or less, used as an introduction for a larger unit or as the basis for a term paper or project.
Download the Classroom Activity pdf. Educator Handout pdf. Student Handout pdf. This activity works well as an introduction to learning about the Civil War. It sets the stage for student understanding of why the war was fought, the objectives and strategies of both sides, and the sectional differences that augmented the debate over the direction of the country.
Student questions provided here can be used for general class discussion or individual assessment. Answers to the questions are included. Will the slave fight? If any man asks you, tell him "no"… But, if anyone asks you, will a Negro fight? Tell him "YES! One of the ironies of the Civil War was that in a fight to end slavery, African Americans were initially denied the right to participate.
During the first two years of fighting, President Abraham Lincoln claimed the fight was to save the Union, and that African Americans had no place in the war. However, with the War - Strategy - Assignment of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Ver - EPV Blacks - Bullet Storm (File) of the war changed and African-American regiments were formed.
This activity helps students understand the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on changing the nature of the war, as well as how that change was manifested in the entry of African Americans to the Union cause.
In this activity, students view a video clip from The Civil War on the formation of African-American regiments, particularly the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, explaining the difficulty that African-American soldiers faced in being accepted as equals and how their bravery brought a modicum of acceptance, albeit reluctantly, by white soldiers.
Students also analyze the final letter by Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the regiment, to his wife the day before the Union assault on Battery Wagner. Answers to the questions are included. This activity shows students how both in the North and in the South, music was used extensively during the Civil War to rally troops and the public. Different versions of familiar songs, in which both sides borrowed each other's tunes or lyrics, are presented.
It was not uncommon for each side to serenade the other, or for battle to stop while an impromptu concert was held. Singing an "altered rendition" of one side's favorite song was often done to poke fun at the enemy.
Students will examine lyrics of "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Dixie" with versions from both sides, and make conclusions about the lyrics. The Civil War holds the distinction of being the bloodiest war in American history, unimaginable in its brutality.
More than 3 million Americans fought in it and overmen—2 percent of the population—died in it. For many Americans, it was difficult to even conceive how the war might end and, even if it did, even more challenging to envision how the two sides could ever find a way to Kortjakje - T.V.
Kinderkoor o.l.v. Iet Van Der Velde - 50 Kinderliedjes 1 the same nation once again. This activity will help students understand how the two sides did reconcile, beginning with the terms of surrender bestowed by President Abraham Lincoln through Union General Ulysses S.
Grant to Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Virginia. Students will view a clip from The Civil War and analyze the surrender terms as well as War - Strategy - Assignment events leading to Lee's surrender. Then they will review selections from General Grant's memoirs.
Discussion questions follow, which can be used for general class discussion or individual assessment. You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out.
This activity helps students understand how the Union's "March to the Sea" was one of the more controversial aspects of the later phases of the Civil War. Sent by Ulysses S. Grant to "create havoc and destruction of all resources that would be beneficial to the enemy," Sherman began his "Atlanta Campaign" in May Students will view a War - Strategy - Assignment clip from The Civil War series that explains how, after capturing Atlanta, Sherman marched his army to the sea, capturing the city of Savannah in December, and then marching through South Carolina into North Carolina.
Students will then analyze two primary sources. First, they will look at a letter written by Sherman to Grant as Sherman's army approached Savannah. Second, they will review the lyrics to the popular song of that period, "Marching Through Georgia. Subscribe to the Ken Burns America Newsletter. Classroom Activities facebook twitter email share.
History, Geography. Overview: This activity works well as an introduction to learning about the Civil War. Related Video:. Resources: Grand Strategy Map. Introduction: Will the slave fight? Overview: This activity helps students understand the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on changing the nature of the war, as well All 4 Tha Cash - Various - VR / Sampler (Compilation (DPRO) 1999) how War - Strategy - Assignment change was manifested in the entry of African Americans to the Union cause.
Resources: CivilWar-Online. Introduction: This activity shows students how both in the North and in the South, music was used extensively during the Civil War to rally troops and the public. Introduction: The Civil War holds the distinction of being the bloodiest war in American history, War - Strategy - Assignment in its brutality. Overview: Students will view a clip from The Civil War and analyze the surrender terms as well as the events leading to Lee's surrender.
Introduction You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. Explore Maps Follow the battles and troop movements. The Numbers 25 years Ken Burns carried a copy of Sullivan Ballou's final letter to his wife, Sarah, in his wallet, until it disintegrated. Browse Biographies Learn about key Civil War figures.
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