Creating Civil War Multimedia

What was it like to live through the Civil War? Learners investigate the question by creating multimedia presentations. With a scaffolded approach that includes research, creating a biopic poem, storyboard, and then polished multimedia capstone, scholars consider the point of view of various figures during the era, ranging from Clara Barton to Frederick Douglas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create biopic poems of their assigned people from the Civil War
  • Develop a class library of multi-media presentations as final projects for a unit on the Civil War
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members need access to research and presentation materials
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Project is scaffolded and easy to adapt to existing resources
  • Rubrics and instructions are complete and make the project easy to implement
Cons

  • None