The students will be able to create a 3-D display board of specific battles during the Civil War after researching their event using primary and secondary sources.
How did battles in South Carolina impact the outcome of the Civil War?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
iPads or MacBooks - Computers/tablets with internet access
About 1 week before this activity, create a list of these supplies in a letter to the parents asking for donations. Students can gather earth material with a Ziplock on campus if they forgot to bring anything.
- Hard and thick white display boards cut into half (4 kids per board)
- Earth material including dirt, rocks, sticks, mud to mold
- Lots of Playdough (earth tones: brown, blue, green, tan, black yellow, white)
- Molding clay
- Little army men (they come in huge tubs or bags at Walmart)
- Pipe cleaners
- Barbed wire
- Hot glue guns and sticks
- Little boats
- Popsicle sticks
- Toothpicks with a white label attached to the top (8 per event, so if each student is doing a different event, you’ll need 32 per board)
- Research graphic organizer
- 3-D display board rubric
- Rubric to grade presentation
- Rubric for peer assessment of presentation
- Student sample of 3-D display boards or pictures of these boards
- Copy of the SC Support Document for 8-4.5 to be used by each student
- 8-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War.
- The outbreak of the Civil War was the culminating event in a decades-long series of regional issues that threatened American unity and South Carolina’s identity as one of the United States. To understand how South Carolina came to be at the cent...
Lesson Created By: Mary Huffman
Lesson Partners: South Carolina Hall of Fame