The process and outcome of the war was affected by a unique and complex mix of individuals, cultural movements, technical innovations, and strategic and tactical ideas.
You will work (alone or in pairs), to create a written and visual representation one aspect of the American Civil War (a poster). Your poster will mirror the structure of an essay. It will include:
An IB-style essay prompt (write your own, based upon your topic; use the IB command terms; relate your topic to the process/outcome of the war or to the changes that were taking place in American society/politics/economics)
A concise, complex, focused and creative thesis (that addresses your complex prompt)
BriefBackground and context (what do we need to know in order to understand your evidence: who? What? Why? Where? How? Cause/effects?3-5 bullet points)
Supporting details and explanations(what happened? Who won? How? Goals/methods?)
3 sections of bullet points (last bullet point of each section should clearly connect info to argument)
At least one quote
Visuals and captions that clearly link to your argument/content (3-5)
Battles should include: maps (local [tactical] and national [strategic]) as well as illustrations of action and leadership.