"The American Civil War"
"The Civil War Home Page"
"Civil War Photographs"
"The Civil War" from PBS
"The Civil War Page" from the National Parks Service (NPS)
"US Civil War" from the History Channel
"Civil War" from the History Place
"Civil War Dot Com"
You are to write an account of the battle from a particular perspective (a nurse, a low-ranking soldier from the winning side, a high-ranking soldier from the winning side, a photographer, a plantation owner, a brother, a woman soldier, an immigrant soldier, etc.) Be sure to include concrete facts (where the battle was fought, which troops were involved, how many soldiers died on each side, how many were injured, the conditions, how long the battle lasted, who won, why the battle mattered in the greater context of the war, etc.). The reader of your account should literally be able to "see" and "hear" the battle via your writing.
Diana Hacker's Research Guide if you need help doing so.)
Grading will be as follows:
Creativity/Imagery. . .20 points
Historical Facts. . . 50 points
Presentation. . .10 points (give your piece a "newspaper" or "journal" look, 500 to 700 words)
Proofread. . . 10 points
Correctly Cited Sources. . .5 points
Relevant Picture Referred to in Writing. . . 5 points