Martha MeloyInternet in the ClassroomWeb 2.0 Instructional Resources – Assignment #1
Grade Level: 3-5Subject Area: Social StudiesFocused Topic: Civil WarGeorgia Performance Standard:
Description: SS5H1 The student will explain thecauses, major events, and consequences of the civil war.
Identify major battles and campaigns: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the AtlantaCampaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House
Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant
Discuss how the issues of states' rights and slavery increased tensions between theNorth and South.
Describe the effects of war on the North and South.
Web 2.0 Tool: Video
I have chosen to use videos and digital stories from Teacher Tube, You Tube andBrain Pop to use on my Web 2.0 instructional resource list. For the purposes of making areal, authentic connection to the happenings of the Civil War, I feel that using video is thebest format. Seeing videos that focus on the time period will allow my students toconnect to the Civil War, the people of the time period, relate to the different artifactsfrom the war, and investigate the impacts of the battles that occurred many years ago.
Digital Story Overview of the Civil War
This video is a digital story of the Civil War. It uses many different images from thewar including battle sites, soldiers, Civil War campsites, and even a hospital site. Thenarration during the video is a reading of the Gettysburg Address. I chose this videoto give an overview of the Civil War.Length: 2:45http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=54236&title=Digital_Storytelling_Civil_War_in_America
Digital Story Focusing on the Battle of Gettysburg
This video is a digital story of the Civil War that focuses on the Battle of Gettysburg.It is narrated with vivid details spanning over the three days of fighting. Details inthe narration including the time of day, temperature, and overall aspects of the settingthat add to the authenticity of the horrible battle that occurred on three hot summerdays July 1 –3, 1863. It gives details to the generals involved, casualties at the end of the three days, and the geographical landmarks associated with the Battle of Gettysburg.Length 12:08http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=91058