Activity 6:
Gettysburg
 

Charley was involved in the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, Gettysburg. Charley played an important role during one of Gettysburg's most famous events, Pickett's Charge.

Task

  • Read Chapter 9 - Gettysburg
  • Explain what was different about this battle for Charley and what his roles were during this battle.
  • Explain the importance of Pickett's Charge using alternative resources.

Process and Resources

  • Process
    • In your own words, explain how this battle was different than the others for Charley.
      • Refer back to Charley's previous battles if needed.
    • Define the roles Charley had during the Battle of Gettysburg.
      • Be specific.
      • Describe the activities.
    • Using alternative resources, explain the importance of Pickett's Charge.
      • Use text, audio tape, and internet resources.
      • How did it effect the Battle of Gettysburg?
      • What impact did it have on the Union forces?
      • What impact did it have on the Confederate forces?
  • Resources

Project Guidelines

Use the following guidelines for completing your project:

  • The project should be typed and in paragraph form.
  • Support your statements with facts from the resources.
  • Include all resources when explaining the importance of Pickett's Charge.
  • Evaluation = 100 points
    • Typing = 20
      • 0-3 errors = 20
      • 4-6 errors = 15
      • 7-9 errors = 10
      • 10 + errors = 0
    • How Gettysburg was different for Charley = 25
      • Explained in own words and used examples from previous battles = 25
      • Used only 1 of the 2 explained above = 15
    • Roles = 25
      • Specific and described activities = 25
      • Used only 1 of the 2 explained above = 15
    • Importance = 45
      • Must have the resources listed (all or none for each question)
      • Answered question one = 15
      • Answered question two = 15
      • Answered question three = 15
    • Resources = 35
      • 7 + (at least two internet and one audio tape) = 35
      • 5-6 (at least one internet and one audio tape) = 30
      • 3-4 (at least one internet or one audio tape) = 25
      • 2 (at least one internet) = 20
      • 1 (any of the resources) = 15

Conclusion

  • The students will discuss the resources they used and how they helped them answer the question of the importance of Pickett's Charge.
  • Show the movie scene of Pickett's Charge from the Turner Film - Gettysburg

 

 
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