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

--John Adams

Monday, February 8, 2016

Week of February 8-11, 2016 CIVIL WAR WEEK!!!

Welcome to Civil War Week!!!

Civil War:  The Cause

This week, y'all will be on another museum walk around the classroom and hallway answering some of the following Q's:

The Dead at Antietam

-Which side had the clear advantage entering the Civil War?
-How did most soldiers die during the war?
-What was the deadliest weapon of the war?
-Who were the leaders of the Union and Confederacy?
-Where were the bloodiest days of the war?
-What was the bloodiest battle of the war?
-Who was the "average soldier" of the war?
-What was the turning point of the Civil War?
-What did Sherman do to our beloved city and state? (Which I totally approve of by the way)
-What impact did the war have on the citizens?
-How did medical practices improve (or lack thereof) change over the course of the war?
-What was daily life like for the average soldier?
-What impact did the Gettysburg Address have on the nation?
-How much did the average soldier's backpack weigh?
-Did the Emancipation free the slaves?

-What impact did photography and technology have on the Civil War?

My favorite photograph from the Civil War (Below)

The entire week will entail the packet, eating some Civil War food, examining artifacts from the Civil War, and navigating through the four bloodiest years in American history...Bring your packets and headphones to class!  It's Civil War Week!!!

The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863