WebQuest

Key People during the Civil War

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Here are the groups:

  • Group 1--Abraham Lincoln
  • Group 2--Jefferson Davis
  • Group 3--Ulysses S. Grant
  • Group 4--Robert E. Lee
  • Group 5--Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
  • Group 6--Frederick Douglass



First, get with your assigned group.  


Within your group decide your roles for day 1 of the lesson**.  

Two of you will be the Researchers. These people are responsible for navigating the links below in order to learn more about your person.  

One of you will be the Recorder. This person is responsible for recording the key information your group thinks is important. You will be "partnering" with one of the researchers.  

The last role is the Time Tracker. This person is responsible for keeping the group on task as well as keeping track of the time to make sure 
you complete each day's activities! You will be "partnering" with one of the researchers.

REMEMBER--Everyone in the group is responsible for participating in the researching of your person, as well as each individual role.

** The two Researchers will switch roles with the Recorder and Time Tracker on Day 2!

Day 1: Background information! (60 minutes)

Today you are going to learn more about your key person. The websites you will visit and the videos you will be watching with your group are going to tell you about their life: 

Where/When were they born?
What were their families like?
Where did they go to school?
What types of jobs did they have?


You and your group will soon learn the answers to these and many other questions you may have about your person!  Use this class period to complete the tasks listed below under your assigned role.  Stay on task because you will be turning your work into me at the end of the class. Also, all of the work you do today will be used in creating your visual aid.
   

Researchers:  
  • Open  and print the document at the bottom of the page titled "Background Worksheet" and give it to the Recorder.  
  • Next, open the document at the bottom of the page titled "Background Resources".  Here you will find all of the links you need to visit to learn more about your key person.
  • After you have visited all of the websites in the resources document, watch the videos on your person located on the bottom of the page and marked "Day 1" or "Background".  Some of the videos have instructions on where to start or end the video--pay close attention.
Recorder:
  • Write down any facts you and your group find important about your person's life.  This could include (but is not limited to) when/where they were born, major events in their lives such as marriages, education, important dates, what they did for a living, and/or any accomplishments they achieved.
  • You are also responsible for discussing the information on the websites with your group to determine what is important enough to write down.
Time Tracker: 
  •  Keep your eye on the clock! Make sure your group manages their time wisely in order to visit all of the websites and record all of your facts!  
  • You are also responsible for discussing the information on the websites with your group to determine what is important enough to write down.

Finished?

  • If you finished with plenty of time left, you should go back to some of the resources and see if you can find any other facts you may want to include (remember you will be incorporating this information into your final project!)
  • Check over your worksheet to make sure you have included everything the group wants.  You may want to look at the evaluation rubric to make sure you have met all of the requirements!
  • Turn in your worksheet for me to grade.  The worksheet will be returned to the group at the start of Day 2.


Day 2: Roles in the Civil War! (60 minutes)

Yesterday, you learned all about the background of your key person.  Today, you will be learning about the role they played during the Civil War.  Through your research you should know:

What side they were on.
What position they held during the war.
Major battles or events that your person was present for.

You may find other significant roles your key person played in the Civil War as well. Use this class period to complete all of the tasks listed below under your assigned role. Stay on task because you will be turning your work into me at the end of the class.  Also, all of the work you do today will be used in creating your visual aid.
 
  • Switch roles in the group.  The two Researchers must now be either the Recorder or Time Tracker and the Recorder and Time Tracker must now be Researchers.  (Remember everyone must participate and decide what information to write down!)
Researchers: 
  • Open and print the document at the bottom of the page titled "Roles Worksheet" and give it to the Recorder.
  • Open the document at the bottom of the page titled "Roles Resources".  Here you will find all of the links you need to visit to learn more about the role your person played during the Civil War! 
  • After you and your group have visited all of the websites listed on the resource page, watch the videos at the bottom of this page about your key person.  The videos will be labeled "Roles" or "Day 2".  Some of the videos may be the same as the videos from Day 1, so be sure to read any notes under the video telling you what time to start/stop watching.
 Recorder: 
  • Write down any facts you and your group find important about your person's role in the Civil War.  This could include (but is not limited to) major battles, speeches, important dates, positions in the military/government, and which side they were on.
  • Remember you are also responsible for discussing the information with your group to determine which information needs to be written down.
Time Tracker:
  • Keep your eye on the clock!  Make sure your group manages their time wisely in order to visit all of the website and record all of your facts. 
  •  You are also responsible for discussing the information on those websites with your group to determine what is important enough to write down.

Finished?

  • If you finished with plenty of time left, you should go back to some of the resources and see if you can find anything else you wish to include (remember you will be incorporating this information into your final project!)
  • Check over your worksheet to make sure you have included everything the group wants.  You may want to look at the evaluation rubric to make sure you have met all of the requirements!
  • Turn in your worksheet for me to grade.  The worksheet will be returned to the group at the start of Day 3 for you to use while creating your visual display on Day 3.

Day 3: Presentation Creation! ( 60 minutes!)

Today we are going to focus on creating your visual aid for your presentation!  I have provided you with a few options for creating your visual aid, but if your group has another idea, you may do it with my approval!

You will have about 5-10 minutes to meet with your group and decide what kind of visual aid you will be doing.  Each group MUST tell me their decision BEFORE starting their visual aid.

Use your Background and Roles worksheets to help you when creating your visual aid! Also, look at the Presentation Rubric and keep it in mind when deciding what to add to our visual aid.


Possible visual aids:

  • A glog! (Like a poster board, but on the computer!)
  • Your own "wiki" page! (similar to "Wikipedia") Click the "Get Started" button in the top right corner and select a Basic plan.
  • A Prezi! (like a PowerPoint, but many different ways to set it up)
  • A timeline! DO NOT copy straight from the timeline in your resources.
  • A museum box. Put pictures, text, etc into a virtual museum box.

Or come up with your own idea! 


Once your choice has been approved by me, you can get started on creating your visual aid! Towards the end of the class, I will be checking in with each group to see the progress you have made on your visual aid.

Make sure to save any of your work at the end of the day!!!


Day 4: Final Touches on Presentation! (30 minutes)

Today is the last day that you will be able to work on your presentation in class!  

Get with your group, and put any finishing touches still left on your visual aid!  Take this time to make sure you have included all of your information in your visual aid.  Also, during this time, discuss with your group how you will be presenting your key person during the next class (who will talk about what, how to incorporate your visual aid, etc).  You may also take this time to check with the presentation rubric, to make sure you have completed all of the requirements  

Towards the end of the class I will be checking in with each group to make sure everyone is on track.

Be sure to save your visual aid, so that you can access it when it it time to present next class.

Each group member needs to print off the graphic organizer at the bottom of the page.  You will be using this graphic organizer to write down important points from each groups presentation!

When you have finished today's tasks, read over the conclusion page and print out the Review Questions for each group member. These will be collected tomorrow after the presentations.


Day 5: Presentation Day!

Today each group will be presenting your research!  

Each group will have 15 minutes to present what they learned, as well as the visual aid they created.  

While each group is presenting, the rest of the students will write down important facts about each key person in their graphic organizer. Make sure you have the organizer printed PRIOR to the first group presentation! 


 

Attachments

Robert E. Lee Background

Description: To be watched on Day 1

File

File
Abraham Lincoln-Background AND Role

Description: Only wat the first 2 minutes for BACKGROUND on Day 1. Watch the last 2 minutes and 45 seconds for his ROLE on Day 2.
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

Description: Watch up to 2:45 for Day 1. Watch the remainder of the video on Day 2.
Frederick Douglass Background
Jefferson Davis

Description: Watch until 1:50 for BACKGROUND on Day 1. Watch 1:50-3:15 for ROLE on Day 2.
Abe Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation Speech-Day 2

Description: To read his speech, go to this website: • http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/emancipate.htm (read the entire speech, but pay special attention to section 6 “And by virtue of the powers…”)
Abraham Lincoln-Day 2
Jefferson Davis Inaugural Address-Day 2

Description: The clip of his speech begins at 40 seconds, and end at 2:31. To read his inaugural address in whole, visit this link: http://www.civilwarhome.com/davisinauguraladdress.htm
LEE and GRANT-Surrender at Appomattox

Description: Day 2 for both Lee and Grant
Stonewall Jackson Rap

Description: Majority of information is for Day 2. But if you have time, you can listen during Day 1 because the beginning has some information you may want to use
Excerpts from Frederick Douglass' Speech

Description: Day 2
Ulysses S. Grant Background
Frederick Douglass

Description: Day 2

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