Activity 2:
Preparing for War
 

Charley sweet talked his mother into letting him join the Army at age 15. He lied and said he was 18. The Army didn't question his age and Charley became a soldier. His exciting adventure was about to begin, or was it?

Task

  • Read the Forward through the end of Chapter 2.
  • Create a daily schedule that Charley may have followed at Fort Snelling. Create a provisions list of the supplies Charley might of had.

Process and Resources

Project Guidelines

Use the following guidelines for completing your project:

  • When creating the schedule, write it as a list or as a timeline. Concentrate on blocks of time in one half hour or hour increments.
    • Should be typed.
    • List all resources used.
  • Evaluation = 50 points
    • Typing = 15
      • 0-3 errors = 15
      • 4-6 errors = 10
      • 7-9 errors = 5
      • 10 + errors = 0
    • Resources and content = 35
      • 6 + at least one internet and one audio tape = 35
      • 4-5 at least one internet or one audio = 30
      • 2-3 at least one internent = 25
      • 1resource = 20
  • When creating the provisions list, think of the items Charley discusses in Chapter 2. Also keep in mind how much a soldier can carry.
    • Should be typed.
    • List all resources used.
  • Evaluation = 50 points
    • Typing = 15
      • 0-3 errors = 15
      • 4-6 errors = 10
      • 7-9 errors = 5
      • 10 + errors = 0
    • Resources and content = 35
      • 6 + at least one internet and one audio tape = 35
      • 4-5 at least one internet or one audio = 30
      • 2-3 at least one internent = 25
      • 1 resource = 20

Conclusion

Charley believed that going to war would be exciting.

  • Compare your schedule with the activities Charley described.
    • What aspects are exciting? Why?
    • What aspects are boring? Why?
  • If you were Charley, would you have stayed at Fort Snelling or returned home? Give five reasons why or why not.

 

 
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