The Civil War Alphabet Book

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Young historians work in groups and take the simple concept of an alphabet book to design a detailed compilation of terms and images related to the Civil War. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This project could be an excellent tool for practicing proper group work. Consider assigning learners within each group a different specified role (i.e. task manager, editor, quality control), as well as administering a group self-assessment at the conclusion of the project 
  • Have learners use an online platform to produce these creative works
Classroom Considerations
  • Specify what types of terms would be most appropriate for this project in order to avoid irrelevant or insignificant entries
  • 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
  • Simple, engaging project idea
  • Document can be downloaded and edited
  • Includes rubric
  • Does not include sample entries; however, you can design one or two yourself, which would help give learners a better understanding of what is expected