Online Civil War Sources

Mrs. Svarda's carefully selected reliable resources

(we can trust her)

Civil War @Smithsonian site - Needed for our specialist challenge.

Civil War Wikipedia site-Needed for our specialist challenge.

Civil War Rubric (PDF)

 

Content Specialist

1. Does the site cover the topic comprehensively?

2. Can you understand what is being said? Is it written above or below your level of understanding?

3. What is unique about the site? Does it offer something others do not?

4. Are there links to other sites about the topic?

5. Can you tell the date the information was created? The date the material was last revised?

6. Would you get better information in a book? An encyclopedia?

7. Would you include this site in a bibliography?

Usability/Design Specialist

1. Is the site user-friendly?

2. Is there a well-labeled contents area?

3. Do all the design elements (graphics, art, buttons, etc.) enhance the message of the site?

4. Are there any errors in spelling or grammar?

5. Do the pages appear to be clean and uncluttered?

6. Do the links on this site work?

7. Would you include this site in a bibliography?

Bias/Purpose Specialist

1. Why was this site created? (to persuade, commercial (.com), government (.gov), educational (.edu), or non-profit organization website (.org))

2. Is there any bias? Is only one side of the argument presented? Is it trying to persuade you to change your opinion?

3. Can you tell the facts from opinions?

4. Would you include this site in a bibliography?

Authority/Credibility Specialist

1. Who is responsible for this site?

2. What are his or her credentials?

3. Have the authors documented their own sources?

4. What is the domain name? Does it end in .com, .gov, .edu, .org, .net?

5. Who else links to the site? You can perform a link check in Google by entering "link:webaddress" in the search box. Is it linked to other reliable sites?

6. Would you include this site in a bibliography?

 

 

Social Studies, Civil War Learning Standards:

5.5.01

Unit 1: The Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)


Vocabulary: tariff states’ rights sectionalism black codes Jim Crow Laws underground railroad Emancipation Proclamation Gettysburg Address General William T. Sherman - “March to the Sea” Reconstruction Radical Republicans sharecropper segregation abolitionist secession Union Confederacy popular sovereignty citizenship impeachment Dred Scott Decision Missouri Compromise* Compromise of 1850* Kansas Nebraska Act*

Important People: General William T. Sherman Fredrick Douglass Clara Barton Justice Roger Taney Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee Jefferson Davis Harriet Tubman Booker T. Washington Dred Scott Andrew Johnson Rutherford B. Hayes John Brown John Wilkes Booth


The learner will . . .
*Review events that led to the Civil War:
Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas Nebraska Act
5.1.01
Compare and contrast the North and South prior to the civil war (i.e.
economies, population, transportation, finances, culture, political beliefs.)
5.5.spi.1 Interpret sectional differences in the North and South in pre-Civil War
(i.e. Map of Union, Confederate and border states, pictorial representations of
crop production, reading timelines, interpreting bar graphs showing human,
natural, and manmade resources.)
5.1.02
Identify the northern, southern and border states.
5.5.01.a Identify the locations of the southern and northern states.
5.1.03
Identify the major leaders from the North and South during the Civil War
(i.e. Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Justice Roger Taney, Abraham
Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis.)
5.5.spi.2 Recognize military and nonmilitary leaders from the North and South
during the Civil War (i.e. Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Chief Justice Roger
Taney, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis)
5.1.04
Chart the course of the major events of the Civil War (i.e. election of
Lincoln, secession of South Carolina, Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Emancipation
Proclamation, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea,
Appomattox.)
5.5.spi.3 Interpret timelines that depict major historical post-Civil War events.
5.5.0.f Chart the course of major events throughout the Civil War.
5.1.05
Describe the role of Tennessee in the Civil War.
5.5.0.e Describe the role of Tennessee in the Civil War.
5.1.06
Chart the course of the major events of the Reconstruction Period (i.e. Lincoln’s assassination, Freedman’s Bureau, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws, Civil Rights Act of 1866, Plessy v. Ferguson, Johnson impeachment, election of Rutherford B. Hayes.)
5.5.02.a Identify components of the various plans for Reconstruction.
5.5.02.b Evaluate the successes and failures of Reconstruction plans.
5.5.02.c Decide the reasons for successes and failures of the various plans.
5.1.07
Recognize rights established by the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.
5.4.spi.3 Recognize the rights established by the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.
5.1.08
Assess the lasting impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction (i.e. Segregation of the South, distrust of Northerners and the Federal government, southern economic development.)
5.5.02.d Assess the lasting impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
5.5.12
Interpret primary source documents from this period.
5.5.spi.7 Interpret a primary reading sample.

Language Arts Focus:

Identify the most reliable information sources available for preparing a research report. SPI 0501.4.1

Identify information that should or should not be included in a citation. SPI 0501.4.2

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