"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Friday, February 7, 2014

Week of Feb. 10 -- 14

Hey Baby Birds!  The Civil War is about to come to a close...We enter 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation, head to Gettysburg PA for the bloodiest battle of the Civil War (and in the Western Hemisphere), then to Vicksburg MS where Ulysses S Grant secured the Mississippi River and split the nation in half and then flying an American flag over Mississippi for the first time since 1860.  After Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, the War heads south to Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina by William T. Sherman.  In November 1863, Abraham Lincoln said perhaps more than what he knew, and he gave the meaning of the war a New Birth of Freedom.  I have organized this week in chronological order for you.  It is up to you to watch the video podcasts, videos from YouTube, and read the handouts.  Feel free to work on the study guide, but please be courteous and respectful to each other when editing.

While watching these videos and podcasts, you should be looking at the questions I have posted on the study guide to see how/if you could answer them in your own words after learning the information.  I have also posted AUDIO PODCASTS on the top left corner of the blog...Feel free to download and listen to those!

You can ALSO work on your Abraham Lincoln Presidential Project too!!!

Readings to be done in the packet:
  • Antietam:  The Bloodiest Day in American History (Block 5 Jackson Class)
  • African-Americans in the Civil War (All Classes)
  • The Greatest July in History (All Classes -- This gives details of Gettysburg and Vicksburg)
  • Sherman's March...Burn Baby, Burn!
  • Jews in the Civil War
Video Podcasts to watch in this order...

Jews in the Civil War
Ironclads in case you missed it...

Basic Intro to Civil War, Compare and Contrast, Fort Sumter, Bull Run...

 The Battle of Gettysburg, Day 3 July 3, 1863

Gettysburg Address, November 1863

Sherman's March to the Sea Part I, 1864:

Sherman's March to the Sea Part II

Civil War Technology In Case You Missed It...