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Unit #9: The Civil War - Scavenger Hunt - Part 1
Learning Target: I can RESEARCH important information about the Civil War to CREATE a multimedia project.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Greetings!  You will be conducting your own historical discovery and creating a PowerPoint Presentation to learn more about the Civil War.  Follow the directions below. 
 
 1.  Follow the directions below to complete the assignment. 

 2.  You may work on this project with a partner.   

 3.  Take your time to ensure your best work. 

 4.  Have one member of your group begin to create a new PowerPoint presentation.  You will want to lay out your pages to include: headings, images, and text. 

 5.  Use the Internet to research information about the Civil War.  I have also included some helpful resources.  Use what you have learned to complete each of the slides listed below in your group's PowerPoint.

 6.  Please email your completed project with your names in the subject line: gigliottip@parmacityschools.org




Activity Directions:

Slide #1: Title Page


 1.  Be sure to title your presentation: The Civil War

 2.  Include an image of the Civil War on your title page.

 3.  Do an Internet search to find out when the Civil War was fought.  List the dates on the title page of your PowerPoint. 

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Slide #2: Taking sides:


 1.  Be sure to title this page: "Taking Sides"

 2.  Include a map of the states involved in the Civil War which shows which states were on each side. 

 3.  Do an Internet search to define the following terms: "Union" and "Confederacy."  Include these definitions on your slide.

 4.  Do an Internet search to define the following term: "Boarder State" during the Civil War. Include this definition on your slide. 

 5.  Make a chart that lists each of the Union States, Confederate States, and Boarder States. 

   Resources: Map #1  |  Map #2

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Slide #3: Civil War Uniforms:


 1.  Be sure to title this page: "Civil War Uniforms"

 2.  Include an image of a Union soldier and a Confederate soldier in uniform. 

 3.  Do an Internet search to find out items that a typical soldier might have on the battlefield during the Civil War.  Make a list of these items in your presentation. 

     Resources: History Net | Civil War Academy  | Ducksters

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Slide #4: Advantages and Disadvantages:


 1.  Be sure to title this page: "Advantages and Disadvantages"

 2.  Do an Internet search to find out what advantages and disadvantages both the Union and Confederate forces had during the Civil War.

 3.  In your PowerPoint, make a chart that listing the advantages for the Union and the Confederacy.    DO NOT COPY AND PASTE

     Resources:  Piedmont | US History.org | Video

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Slide #5: Lincoln vs. Davis:


 1.  Be sure to title this page: "Lincoln vs. Davis"

 2.  Do an Internet search to find out the following information about both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis:

     - Date of Birth
  
     - Education & Occupation

     - Family

     - Accomplishments before the Civil War

     - Accomplishments during the Civil War

     - What did they do after the war?


3.  In your PowerPoint, make a chart comparing these two leaders using the information your found.    DO NOT COPY AND PASTE

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Slide #6: Strategy:

 
1.  Be sure to title this page: "Strategy"

 2.  Do an Internet search to find out what strategy to win the war both the Union and Confederate forces had during the Civil War.

 3.  In your PowerPoint, list the strategy each side used for victory.  DO NOT COPY AND PASTE

 4.  Include at least one picture based on the Union strategy and one picture based on the Confederate strategy.

 5.  Define the terms: "Anaconda Plan," "Defensive War," "Total War" Please the definitions in your PowerPoint

     Resources: Quizlet  |  inforgram

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Slide #7: The Generals:

1.  Be sure to title this page: "The Generals"

 2.  Do an Internet search to find the names of at least 5 Union Generals and 5 Confederate generals during the Civil War.

 3.  In your PowerPoint, make a chart showing on which side each of these generals fought.  DO NOT COPY AND PASTE

 4.  Include pictures of at least 2 Union generals and 2 Confederate generals.   Place their names in the caption. 

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Slide #8: The Battles:

1.  Be sure to title this page: "The Battles"

2.  Create a chart showing at least 5 Union victories and 5 Confederate victories during the Civil War. 

3.   Include pictures of at least 5 of these battles.  Place the name of the battle in the caption. 

4.  Include a map showing the location of the major Civil War battles you discovered. 

     Resources: Map  | Map #2 

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Slide #9: The Results:

1.  Be sure to title this page: "The Results"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to find at least 3 results of the Civil War.  List each of these results on your PowerPoint.

3.  Include 3 pictures of the aftermath of the Civil War. 

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