ERIC Number: ED475778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-10
The Mathew Brady Bunch: Civil War Newspapers. Learning Page Lesson Plan.
Donnelly, Amy; Ridgway, Elizabeth
The Civil War was the first American war thoroughly caught on film. Mathew Brady and his crew of photographers captured many images of this divisive war, ranging from portraits to battle scenes. These photographs--over 1,000--are in the American Memory Collection's "Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865." This lesson plan asks students to become reporters, assigning them to sort through these photographs and find one that will bring the Civil War alive to their readers, and then asking them to write a newspaper article based on their chosen photographs and publish it on the World Wide Web. The lesson plan offers a teacher's guide which contains the following: an overview (which gives objectives, time required, recommended grade level, curriculum fit, resources used); a materials and preparation section; seven different activities and a detailed day-by-day procedure for classroom implementation; an evaluation and extension suggestions; and additional information about photographs. The student guide: presents a student project outline; lists student materials provided, including a photo analysis form, information on how to write an article, a research guide and a peer editing guide, HTML template, a self assessment and peer evaluation form, and a final evaluation form. (NKA)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Lesson Plans, Newspapers, Photographs, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Projects, World Wide Web, Writing Assignments
The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540. Tel: 202-707-5000. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.