Activity 5:
Medicine
 

Charley experienced some of the worst scenes of battlefield medicine. He saw the price of war from behind the lines in the trenches of battlefield hospitals.

Task

  • Read Chapter 7 - Town Life and Chapter 8 - Winter (pages 58-89)
  • Through Charley's eyes, describe three scenes from battlefield hospitals that grabbed your attention.
  • Determine if the images Charley saw were true images of battlefield hospitals during the Civil War.

Process and Resources

  • Process
    • Select three scenes of battlefield hospitals as seen by Charley.
      • Describe the images in your own words.
      • Be specific.
      • Create a visual picture of the scene through your words.
    • Determine how truthful the images of Charley's were.
      • Use text, audio tape, and internet resources to prove or disprove Charley's images.
      • List the references you used to prove or disprove the truthfulness of the scenes.
  • Resources

Project Guidelines

Use the following guidelines for completing your project:

  • The project will be typed and in paragraph form.
  • Complete the description of the scenes first, then determine their truthfulness.
  • Evaluation = 150 points
    • Typing = 15
      • 0-3 errors = 15
      • 4-6 errors = 10
      • 7-9 errors = 5
      • 10 + errors = 0
    • Descriptions = 60
      • Each description = 20
        • Uses descriptive language, is specific, creates a visual images = 20
        • Does 2 of the 3 = 15
        • Does 1 of the 3 = 10
    • Truthfulness = 50
      • Paragraph form = 10
      • Supporting information with the resources listed = 40
        • 7 + supporting information = 40
        • 5-6 supporting information = 35
        • 3-4 supporting information = 30
        • 2 supporting information = 25
        • 1 supporting information = 20
    • Resources = 25
      • 5 + (at least one internet and audio tape) = 25
      • 3-4 (at least one internet or audio tape) = 20
      • 2 (at least one internet) = 15
      • 1 (any of the resources) = 10

Conclusion

  • In groups of 2 or 3, discuss how you believe medicine has advanced since the Civil War.

 

 
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