Civil War Battle Project Learning Goal
Name: __________________________________ Block: ________ Date: ____________ Number: ________
Civil War Battle Project SWBAT -- Learning Goal: Describe the critical events and developments in the Civil War, including the major battles and their effects on the war and the people of both the Union and the Confederacy.
You will be choosing an important battle from the Civil War and creating a poster that describes your battle’s significance. You may work alone or with ONE partner. You must sign up for a particular battle; only 2 groups may do each battle.
Your Battle Name: _________________________________
Creating the Poster/Rubric:
Mechanics of the Poster – ___________ / 20
Battles to Choose from:
1 st & 2nd Bull Run Chancellorsville
Title of Battle with date(s)
Visually appealing using color, appropriate size writing for people to be able
to read, blocked information, pictures/maps
Everything is colored (nothing is left in pencil)
Map of the Battle – __________ / 10 points
May be hand-drawn or printed from the computer (if printed, please cite the source)
Important Person – __________ / 20 points
Name of person
Picture of person
May be hand-drawn or printed from computer (if printed, cite source)
Description of this person’s importance during your battle (5-7 sentences)
Battle Write-up – ___________ / 35 points
Write a brief account of the battle (2 paragraphs of 5-7 sentences each)
Describe who was involved.
Why and where it took place?
Landscape of battle
What was the result?
Did anyone important make a name for themselves in this battle or die?
Monument – ___________ / 10 points
Monument: something erected in memory of a person or event, such as a building, pillar, or statue
Design a monument for your battlefield
Draw a picture of the monument you have created, no printing from computer.
Write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) explaining the monument’s design
Why does it look the way it does?
What does your monument symbolize?
Works Cited – ___________ / 5 points
A Works Cited Page needs to be attached to the back of your poster
Book: Last Name, First Name of Author. Book Title. City Published: Publisher, Year Published.
Website: Last Name, First Name of Author (if there is one). "Title of Page." Name of Entire Website. Year last updated. Organization who posted it. Date you looked at it. Entire Web address.
I am looking for your own fresh insight into your chosen battle. I am not looking for regurgitated, encyclopedia- heavy information.
Make sure any internet sites are sites with a ending or a website linked to my website:
.org, .edu, .gov
No Wikipedia.org, about.com, answers.com, ask.com
Sites in question must be approved by me
Any plagiarism results in a zero on the entire project!
Total Points for the Poster: 100 points Your Score: ___________ / 100 points Share with your friends:
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