NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGE RUBRIC

 

EXCELLENT

ACCEPTABLE

UNACCEPTABLE

Pictures/ Illustrations

Your front page has two pictures or illustrations that are clearly relevant to the event featured in the main article

15

Your front page has two pictures or illustrations that are somewhat relevant to the event featured in the main article

10

Your front page doesn’t have any pictures or illustrations

 

 

0

Captions

You have included captions that accurately describe each of your two pictures/illustrations

10

You have only included one caption, or your captions do not accurately describe the pictures/illustrations

5

You have not included any captions for your two pictures/illustrations

 

0

Headline

Your main article has a headline that accurately represents the event described in the article

10

You have included a headline for your main article

 

8

You have not included a headline for your main article

 

0

Quote

You have included a quote (and the name of the author) that is clearly relevant to your event

 

15

You have either included a quote but not provided the author or you have provided a quote that is only partially relevant to your event

10

You have not included a quote

 

 

 

0

Main Article

Your main article includes specific details that accurately address the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the event

 

20

Your main article includes details that address some of the who, what, when, where, why and how of the event

 

15

Your main article does not include any details and does not provide any information about the who, what, when, where, why and how of the event

5

Newspaper Title

You have included both a title for your newspaper and the date

5

You have included either only the title, or only the date for your newspaper

3

You have not included the title nor the date of the newspaper

0

Advertisements

You have included 2 advertisements from the time

5

You have included only one advertisement of the five items

3

You have not included any advertisements

0

Alternate Headlines/ “Inside the Issue”

You have included headlines for two other articles that would have appeared around the same time

 

5

You have either only included one article headline, or you have included headlines for articles that would have not appeared around that time

3

You have not included any other article headlines

 

 

0

Neatness

Your newspaper is neat and well organized. If any, there are few spelling and grammar mistakes

10

Your newspaper either contains many spelling and grammar mistakes or lacks neatness and organization

8

Your poster contains many spelling and grammar mistakes and lacks neatness and organization

5

Citation

You have used and properly cited at least three sources. The source list is attached to your newspaper

5

You have used and cited fewer than three sources. The source list is attached to your newspaper

3

You did not attach a list of sources

 

 

0

 

CIVIL WAR TIMELINE-2015

 

Instructions: The timeline must include an appropriate title, your name, the date, and your social studies class number.  Years and months must be correctly spaced.  Your timeline must contain the political/social events, and the battles listed below:

 

 

 

                        Military Events                                              Political/Social Events

                        Shots fired on Ft. Sumter                               Election of Lincoln

Monitor vs. Merrimac                                     Gettysburg Address

                        Battle of Gettysburg                                       Emancipation Proclamation

                        Battle of Vicksburg                                        Assassination of Abraham Lincoln    

                        Lee surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse    Draft riots in NYC in 1863

                        First Battle of Bull Run                                  Seven southern states secede

                        Battle of Antietam                                          54th Massachusetts Regiment

                        Battle of Cold Harbor                                     submarines-especially the H. L. Hunley

                        Battle of Chancellorsville                               Richmond bread riots

                        Battle of Fredericksburg

                        Sherman’s March

 

 

 

Requirements            : military events                     Political/Social events

 

                        Battle name (e.g. Antietam)                                        Event

                        Location (town, state)                                                 Description

                        Dates                                                                           Dates

                        Leaders for each side                                                  Person (people) involved

                        Details about battle                                                     Details of event                      

                        Winner of battle (North or South)                              Impact on country

                        Significance of battle (importance in Civil War)        Significance to the Civil War

                        Casualties on both sides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCORING RUBRIC

 

EXCELLENT

ACCEPTABLE

UNACCEPTABLE

The timeline contains evenly spaced years and months

5

 

 

The timeline does not contain evenly spaced years and months0

All the items are accurately placed on the timeline

10

Most of the items are accurately placed on the timeline

8

Few of the items are accurately placed on the timeline

6

All items are clearly and accurately labeled military and political/social

5

Some items are clearly and accurately labeled military and political/social

3

Items are not clearly and accurately labeled military and political/social

0

All items are clearly identified and fully explained

60

Items are clearly identified or fully explained

50

Items are identified and explained

 

40

The importance/significance of each item in the Civil War is adequately explained

10

The importance/significance of most items in the Civil War is adequately explained

8

The importance/significance of each item in the Civil War is not

adequately explained

6

The timeline shows care in design, neatness and awareness of grammar and spelling

10

The timeline shows some care in design, neatness and awareness of grammar and spelling

8

The timeline shows little care in design, neatness and awareness of grammar and spelling

6

                                                                                                TOTAL___________________________


THE CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

  March 30- April 24, 2015

 

INTRODUCTION

            The Civil War was one of the most important events in United States history. After the election of Abraham Lincoln, eleven states seceded and became the Confederate States of America. More than three million men fought in the Civil War. This war, which lasted from 1861 until 1865, had a death toll of more than 600,000.  The Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, was fought over thousands of miles. As a result of the war, the Union was preserved and several amendments were added to the Constitution regarding rights for African Americans.  The Reconstruction period which followed put the nation back together, but resulted in divisive issues that we have spent many years since trying to reconcile.

 

UNIT GOALS:

  1. Students will analyze and understand various causes of the Civil War.
  2. Students will practice reading, interpreting and analyzing primary source documents.
  3. Students will practice interpreting history from specific and/or neutral viewpoints.
  4. Students will examine the roles women played in the Civil War.
  5. Students will analyze the daily life of a soldier in the Union Army.

 

 

UNIT ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Actively participate in class activities. You will receive grades for class participation.
  2. Read the following section of your textbook and answer the assigned questions. Your TYPED assignment is due at the beginning of class on Mon., April 6 for all classes.Remember to TTQA.
  1. copperheads
  2. habeas corpus
  3. military draft- “a poor man’s fight”
  4. Clara Barton
  5. blockade
  1. Project

    Create a newspaper front page or a timeline of important events in the Civil War.

    Explanations and rubrics will be provided.  Due April 23 for SS 1 and 3; April 24 for SS  2, 4, and 5.

     

  2. Be ready for a unit test on Thurs. April 23 for SS 1 and 3 and Fri. April 24 for SS 2, 4, and 5.