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Civil War Communication



1.Tap on the icon above and watch/listen to "Portrait in a Minute," about Samuel Morse. On a Word document, write a paragraph explaining the importance of Morse's inventions to the Civil War.  Think hard and explain what Morse's first message meant "What God Hath Wrought."  Click on this link to help you answer this question -   

2.Click on Lincoln's portrait above and go to "Lincoln the Great Communicator."  Read the web page explanation and then choose 1 of Lincoln's telegrams on the right hand side.  Read it carefully and complete a 5 Ws and put it in your Word document. 

3. Choose a message that was sent by Morse Code (slips of paper) and use the Ipod and the Morse Code app to translate into Morse code. Just listen to the translation. When done, type in your name and translate to Morse Code.  Type your coded name on your 5 Ws page.

4. On the table, in the yellow folder, find the primary source letters and telegram from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.  Read the highlighted information on each document. When you've finished you will need to put them chronological order or by date.Then write a paragraph describing what happened. When you've finished you will write a reaction.  The reaction should show voice and prove that you've read the documents. 



     General Paul Semmes




Clara Barton, A Woman Before Her Time

"I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man's work for less than a man's pay." Clara Barton


Awesome Civil War Reads!

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Lincoln's Flying Spies - Gail Jarrow
ISBN: 9781590787199
Publication Date: 2010-10-01

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Under Siege! - Andrea Warren
ISBN: 9780374312558
Publication Date: 2009-04-27

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Secret Weapons in the Civil War - Victor D. Brooks
ISBN: 0791054330
Publication Date: 1999-12-01

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Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War - Thomas B. Allen; Roger MacBride Allen
ISBN: 9781426303791
Publication Date: 2009-01-13

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The Rifle - Gary Paulsen
ISBN: 0440219205
Publication Date: 1997-02-10

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Bull Run - Paul Fleischman; David Frampton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0064405885
Publication Date: 1995-03-31

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Soldier's Heart - Gary Paulsen
ISBN: 0385324987
Publication Date: 1998-09-08

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The Abduction of Jacob Rote - Ronda Hassig
ISBN: 1606530585
Publication Date: 2012-06-01

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Lawrence - Katie H. Armitage
ISBN: 0738577995
Publication Date: 2010-08-11


Civil War Medicine

On the table, find the primary source artifact.  Draw what you see and then beneath the drawing describe what you see and what you think the artifact is.  


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