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  1. Famous Battles of the CivilWar By: Max Ziebell http://www.soldierstudies.org/images/webquest/civil%20war%20soldiers.jpg Teacher Page Get Started!

  2. Objectives • Given this lesson, students will be able to identify the state in which battles were fought with 70% accuracy. • Given this lesson, students will be able to identify which side won each of the battles covered with 80% accuracy. • Given this lesson, students will be able to date each battle covered (month and year0 with 70% accuracy. Battles

  3. Target Audience 7th-8th grade Social Studies students • Environment -Individual work or in pairs at most -Computer lab with sufficient computers Battles

  4. This link will take you to a YouTube video that introduces this lesson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahs92F-sZsU&feature=youtu.be

  5. Battles Gettysburg Chancellorsville Shiloh Sherman’s March Antietam Bull Run Click on the battle you want to learn more about and make sure you visit each one. It is recommended you go in order. Quiz

  6. TheBattleofGettysburg • Occurred in July, 1863 • Fought in Pennsylvania • The Union won this battle Battles

  7. GeneralsofGettysburg General Lee General Meade Confederate Union Battles

  8. TheBattleofGettysburg • Gettysburg was the largest battle of the war. • Union casualties: 23,055 • Confederate casualties: 23,231 • Viewed by experts as the turning point of the war. Battles

  9. Practice Quiz Question Click in the state in which the Battle of Gettysburg took place. Tennessee Maryland Pennsylvania Gettysburg

  10. Sorry, the Battle of Gettysburg did not take place in Tennessee. Try Again! Sample Quiz Gettysburg

  11. Sorry, the Battle of Gettysburg did not take place in Maryland. Try Again! Sample Quiz Gettysburg

  12. Correct! The battle of Gettysburg did take place in Pennsylvania. Move On! Battles

  13. TheBattleofShiloh • Took place in February, 1862 • Fought in Tennessee • Won by the Union Battles

  14. Generalsof Shiloh General Johnston General Grant Confederate Union Battles

  15. TheBattleof Shiloh • The Union won even though they lost more soldiers than the Confederates. Battles

  16. Practice Quiz Question Who won the battle of Shiloh? The Union The Confederates Shiloh

  17. Sorry, the Confederates did not win the Battle of Shiloh. Try Again! Sample Quiz Shiloh

  18. Correct! The Union won the Battle of Shiloh. Move On! Battles

  19. TheBattleof Antietam This link will take you to a short video that shows what the battlefield of Antietam looks like today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_jKx_lC9ok&feature=relmfu

  20. TheBattleof Antietam • September 17, 1862 • Maryland • This battle ended in a draw. Battles

  21. Generalsof Antietam General Lee General Grant Confederate Union Battles

  22. TheBattleof Antietam • Confederate battle plans were lost and recovered by a Union soldier. This prompted the Union to attack, led by General Grant. Battles

  23. Practice Quiz Question In what year was the Battle of Antietam fought? 1861 1862 1863 Antietam

  24. Sorry, the Battle of Antietam was not fought in 1861. Try Again! Sample Quiz Antietam

  25. Sorry, the Battle of Antietam was not fought in 1863. Try Again! Sample Quiz Antietam

  26. Correct! The Battle of Antietam was fought in 1862. Move On! Battles

  27. TheBattleof Chancellorsville • April 30 – May 6, 1863 • Fought in Virginia • Confederates won this battle Battles

  28. Generalsof Chancellorsville General Jackson/General Lee General Hooker Confederate Union Battles

  29. TheBattleof Chancellorsville • General Jackson was accidentally shot by one of his own men after being mistaken for a Union soldier. Battles

  30. Practice Quiz Question Which side won the Battle of Chancellorsville? The Union The Confederates Chancellorsville

  31. Sorry, the Union did not win the Battle of Chancellorsville. Try Again! Sample Quiz Chancellorsville

  32. Correct! Confederate troops won the Battle of Chancellorsville. Move On! Battles

  33. Sherman’s March to the Sea This link will take you to a video that demonstrates the brutality of Sherman’s March http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocBzkGBF7gM

  34. Sherman’s March to the Sea • Took place in December, 1864 • Fought in Georgia • Union troops marched through Georgia, capturing the Port of Savannah at the end of their small campaign. Battles

  35. Generalsof Sherman’s March General Hood General Sherman Confederate Union Battles

  36. Sherman’s March to the Sea • Sherman’s army executed his “scorched earth policy.” They destroyed and burned everything in their path on their way to Savannah. Battles

  37. Practice Quiz Question In which state did Sherman’s March to the Sea occur? Kentucky Virginia Georgia Sherman’s March

  38. Sorry, Sherman’s March did not take place in Kentucky. Try Again! Sample Quiz Sherman’s March

  39. Sorry, Sherman’s March did not take place in Virginia. Try Again! Sample Quiz Sherman’s March

  40. Correct! Sherman’s March did take place in Georgia. Move On! Battles

  41. TheFirst Battle of Bull Run • July 21, 1861 • Fought in Washington, D.C. • Confederate forces defeated the Union. Battles

  42. Generalsof Bull Run General Johnston General McDowell Confederate Union Battles

  43. TheFirst Battle of Bull Run • This was the first large battle of the Civil War. • The Union attempted to capture a vital railroad in Manassas, Virginia, but was stopped by Confederates. Battles

  44. Practice Quiz Question Who won the First Battle of Bull Run? The Union The Confederates Bull Run

  45. Sorry, the Union did not win Bull Run. Try Again! Sample Quiz Bull Run

  46. Correct! The Confederates did win the Battle of Bull Run. Move On! Battles

  47. Quiz To pass this 10 question quiz, you should be able to answer at least 7 of the questions correctly. Begin Quiz Battles

  48. Question 1 In which state was the Battle of Shiloh fought? Tennessee Virginia Georgia

  49. Sorry, the Battle of Shiloh was not fought in Virginia. Try Again!

  50. Sorry, the Battle of Shiloh was not fought in Georgia. Try Again!