Creating a Civil War Journal Civil War Photo Journal Assignment



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Creating a Civil War Journal

Civil War Photo Journal Assignment
Directions:

You are to take on the role of one of the following people during the civil war






Requirements for Journal


  • Make it look like a journal (keep pages in chronological order and attach them neatly)

  • Type journal entries in Special font or hand write and attach them on same page as pictures.

  • Use quality pictures, if you need help ask. (you may use more than one picture per page)

  • Be creative and elaborate on facts and first hand accounts of the battles, this is what I will scrutinize the most

The journal must be at least 4 pages and follow this format:


Page 1:
Choose a picture that best resembles your character. For the journal entry


  • Where are you from and other background information?

  • Explain which side of the fight you are on.

  • Why you joined the army (what do you believe the war is about)

  • Be creative and develop a story line (What are your hopes; fears ect….)


Page 2:

choose a battle from the beginning of the war (1861) that you fought in/Witnessed and explain the following:
choices of events:

    • Fort Sumter

    • 1st battle of bull run





Page 3:

choose a battle from the middle (1862-1863) of the war that you fought in/Witnessed and explain the following:
choices of events

Any event/Gettysburg


  • Explain how you felt prior to the battle; (expectations),

  • What happened during the battle (what do you see; what are some events that determine the outcome)

  • What is the outcome: what next? How many casualties?


Page 4:


choose a battle or event from the End of the war (that you fought in and explain the following:
choices of events:

    • Gettysburg

    • Chattanooga

    • Petersburg

    • Atlanta to savannah ( March to the sea)

    • Confederate surrender (Appomattox courthouse)




  • Explain current situation of “your side”.

  • What happened during the battle or event?

  • What is the outcome: provide details.



Below are some websites that you may use to find images/information of/about the war :

1. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html



Photo archive of Civil War; scroll down to timeline of Civil War and click on a year.
2. http://www.civilwar.com/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=113&catid=1&PageNo=66

Many photos and other information to use as a resource.

Use Battle Map for information on battles.


  1. http://www.swcivilwar.com/cw_photos.html




  1. http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/femvets2.html

Women and the Civil War
Battles
http://www.clemson.edu/agcom/dale/aged480/jennifer/keybat.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Civil_War_battles

Due Friday---January 27th


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