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HOLICONG MIDDLE SCHOOL CIVIL WAR War...holicong middle school civil war challenge when the team gets divided; classmate against classmate, friend against friend, brother

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  • HOLICONG MIDDLE SCHOOL

    CIVIL WAR CHALLENGE

    WHEN THE TEAM GETS DIVIDED;

    CLASSMATE AGAINST CLASSMATE, FRIEND AGAINST

    FRIEND,

    BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER;

    ITS NO LONGER A GAME, ITS CIVIL WAR

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    Spring, 2016

    General Knoedler/General Maigur/General KeyesWHEN THE TEAM

    GETS DIVIDED;

    CLASSMATE AGAINST CLASSMATE, FRIEND AGAINST FRIEND,

    BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER; ITS NO LONGER A GAME,

    ITS CIVIL WAR

    BATTLE PLAN-

    Each member of the team will be drafted into state regiments (consisting of 4-5 soldiers) who will fight in the Union (Northern) or Confederate (Southern) army. Each state regiment will work to earn the respect of their general. The stronger the regiment performs the more soldiers your generals will award them. You will be working to increase the number of soldiers in your regiment, which will in turn increase the size of your army.

    Each regiment must immediately choose a commander, secretary, quartermaster and a scout. These choices must be written on a note card with your states name turned in to your generals on the first day of the War.

    REGIMENTS AT WAR-

    Union-

    Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & New York

    Confederacy-

    Florida, North Carolina, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia Company A, Georgia Company B, SC Company A, SC Company B, Louisiana Company A, Louisiana Company B, VA Company A, & VA Company B

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    EXPANDING YOUR REGIMENT-

    Each regiment can be awarded more soldiers or have soldiers taken from them based on the following factors:

    1. HW completion

    2. Quality of assignments (soldier journal, quizzes, maps, speeches)

    3. Discipline of your regiment

    4. Luck (game cards and the role of the dice)

    5. Victories in various head to head battles of knowledge

    6. Victories on various battle tasks (mini projects)

    7. Preparedness for battle (having your book, flags, notebooks)

    8. There is a spy amongst us

    9. Victories in Civil War Day battles (Town Ball, company streets, reenactments)

    10. Be ready for the unexpected!!!!!!!

    VICTORY-

    Victory in the Civil War is obtained by having the largest force of soldiers on the final day of the war. General Knoedler/General Maigur/General Keyes will be rewarding 2 groups.

    1. The first group to be recognized will be the winning army-Union or

    Confederate.

    2. The second, and more prestigious award, will be given to the winning state.

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    WEEK 1 REQUIRED READING AND HOMEWORK

    You are responsible for knowing the information on these pages when you come to class!

    The date listed is NOT the night you read the information! It is the date you must have the reading

    finished!

    Monday, April 11th Read pages 401-405 (sections 21.1 21.4) Missouri Compromise, Popular Sovereignty,

    Slavery out West

    Wednesday, April 13th Read pages 405 to 409 (sections 21.4- all of Uncle Toms Cabin) Compromise of

    1850, Fugitive Slave Law, Uncle Toms Cabin

    Friday, April 15th Read pages 409-412 (sections Ostend Manifesto 21.7) Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding

    Kansas, and Charles Sumner

    WEEK 1 BATTLES

    This list of battles DOES NOT include surprise attacks, which can come at any time from any General

    BATTLE # 1 Creating a State Game Piece/Monument (due on Monday, April 11th)

    Your regiment or company must design a game piece. This piece must be no larger than 8 x 11, and 16 in height. Your game piece must include your state name, 3 facts about your states role in the 1850s and 60s, and have an element of creativity, which sets it apart from the other regiments. Your state will brainstorm ideas in class Friday 4/, compile information and materials over the weekend and construct your game piece with the 15 minutes given in class on Monday 4/11. Work hard, be prepared, and stay organized-you will be strictly held to your deadline of 15 minutes!

    BATTLE # 2 Popular Sovereignty Political Cartoon (due on Wednesday, April 13th)

    Each solider in your regiment will be asked to create a black and white political cartoon, based on the concept of Popular Sovereignty. The general will choose 1 cartoon from each state at random and that cartoon will be judged in comparison to the cartoons collected from the other states. The General will be looking for a strong understanding of the concept, a clear depiction of the concept to the reader, and an element of creativity which will attract the reader to the cartoon and leave them with a lasting impression of the idea of Popular Sovereignty.

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    BATTLE #3 Little Lady who started the Big War BONUS ENLISTMENTS (due by Wednesday, April 20th)

    After reading an excerpt of Uncle Toms Cabin, each soldier in your regiment will be asked to write a letter to Harriet Beecher Stowe about the impact of her novel. The General is looking for you to be accurate, creative, and emotional in your letter. Each letter should be representative of your sides views on the impact of the novel. One soldier from each regiment will be randomly chosen to read their letter out loud.

    WEEKS 2 & 3 REQUIRED READING AND HOMEWORK

    Monday, April 18th Read pages 412-415 (sections 21.7 21.9) Dred Scott Case, Lincoln-Douglas

    Debates, John Brown

    Wednesday, April 20th- Read pages 415-417 (sections 21.9-end) The Election of 1860, Secession,

    Fort Sumter

    Monday, April 25th Quiz on Causes of the Civil War

    WEEKS 2 & 3 BATTLES

    BATTLE # 1 Dramatic eye-witness accounts of the violent events over slavery in Kansas (Prep on Friday, April 15th, performances on Monday, April 18th)

    Each soldier will be given 15 minutes to write and prepare a 1-minute eye-witness account of the events they encountered during Bleeding Kansas. You are about to be interviewed by a newspaper reporter from 1859, just after the violence ended: please give an accurate, creative, and enthusiastic account of what you have witnessed! One soldier from each regiment will be randomly chosen to be interviewed.

    BATTLE # 2 John Brown Newspaper Editorials (Prep on April 18th, Editorials due on April 20th) Radical Abolitionist John Brown has struck Harpers Ferry. His arrest and trial have divided the nation like no event before. Northern Abolitionists call Brown a hero while Southern Fire-Eaters label him a monster. Create a newspaper Headline, Bi-Line and Editorial to convince the country to your point of view regarding John Brown.

    WEEKS 4 & 5 REQUIRED READINGS AND HOMEWORK

    Tuesday, April 26th Read pages 423-425 (sections 22.1-22.3) Strengths and Weaknesses

    Thursday, April 28th Read pages 426-427 (section 22.3) Battle of Bull Run

    Friday, April 29th Read pages 428-430 (section 22.4) Battle of Antietam

    Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday May 3rd Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Shiloh

    Wednesday, May 4th Read pages 430 433 (section 22.5 22.6) Battle of Gettysburg,

    Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address and Vicksburg

    Thursday, May 5th Read pages 434-439 (sections 22.7- 22.8) Fort Wagner, Shermans March and

    Appomattox

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    WEEKS 4 & 5 BATTLES Introduction

    On April 12, 1861, Confederate guns opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, thus beginning the bloodiest conflict in American history. 620,000 casualties. More than all other American wars combined. The Civil War remains this nations most defining experience, ultimately giving new meaning to the word freedom. Walt Whitman, a young newspaperman, and destined to become one of Americas greatest poets, wrote, We will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background of this war, and its best that we should not. The real war will never be in the books. This week the war will come alive for all of us to experience.

    Battle #2 American Ideals Regimental Website (Presented on May 9th May 10th) Each regiment will examine the events leading up to and including the American Civil War. The regiment will then identify the 5 American Ideals and link them to events of the time period. Each student within the regiment will be required to create a portion for the Website identifying an ideal and demonstrating his/her knowledge of it. Battle #3 Each regiment will perform a theatrical presentation of the Emancipation Proclamation. (Week of May 2nd) The Proclamation will be read to the people of that particular state informing them of Lincolns emancipation of the slaves. Throughout the reading the performer must reflect the mood of the people in the state that he/she is reading it too. Upon conclusion of the reading the members of the state must provide additional commentary that reflects the sentiment of the people. Battle # 4 Northern Lights Poetry Competition Tuesday, May 3rd Assume the perspective of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain as he witnesses the horrific battle of Fredericksburg. Chamberlain was forever moved by the sites/sounds/and smells of the battlefield. Each student will create and present a 2 stanza poem capturing and expressing one of the Civil Wars most unforgettable battle fields. Refer to the Northern lights video and handout. Battle #5 Ultimate Battle Ch