Activity Plans and Forms
Students will choose one of these projects to present to the class on the last two days of the Unit.
Project Option I : Creative Writing Exercise – Write a Letter with pen and ink on parchment typical of the period. Research actual letter and journals for content, style and format. Your letter should have the look and feel of an actual letter from the period. Examples: Parent writing to a soldier, Wife writing to husband, Husband writing to Wife etc.
Project Option II : Write Paper on an Iron Brigade Battle: There are web locations in the list of references with synopises of Iron Brigade actions during the battles of Chancellorsville, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Antietam, the Wilderness and others. The student should not copy these sources, but rather use them as sources for an original paper.
Project Option III : Trivia Pursuit : Terms, Quotes, Misc Facts with Quiz: Students will be provided with a list of terms, many of which will be covered through out the unit. Students will research the terms and take a quiz at the end of the unit.
Project Option IV : Bake Hardtack Bread. There are web sites on the list of references that have various recipes for hardtack.