Using Technology To Teach The Civil War Cwpt


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Using Technology To Teach The Civil War Cwpt

  1. 1. Using Technology to Teach *************** The Civil War Jim Beeghley 06/05/09
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>What the research tells us </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching with Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Soldier’s Life </li></ul><ul><li>Music of the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Clara Barton </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>06/05/09
  3. 3. What the research tells us… 06/05/09 <ul><li>Research continues to suggest that despite the perceived potential of software and, in particular, the Internet, many social studies teachers rarely utilize such tools as part of the process of educating future citizens. (Berson 1996). </li></ul><ul><li>By using the computer, students can gain access to expansive knowledge links and broaden their exposure to diverse people and perspectives (Berson, 1996 ). </li></ul>
  4. 4. What MY research tells us… 06/05/09 <ul><li>Survey of south central Pennsylvania teachers on using technology to teach the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Majority were aware of resources and confident in their use of digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>Majority were unaware of many popular Civil War websites </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest barriers to implementing digital resources was access to technology and time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teaching the Civil War 06/05/09
  6. 6. Teaching the Civil War <ul><li>Topics normally covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presidents, Generals, Famous People </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Battles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Appomattox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery / Underground Railroad </li></ul></ul>06/05/09
  7. 7. Teaching the Civil War <ul><li>Methods of Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chalk and Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks / Supplemental readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Research – “Secondary Sources” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Memorization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dates, Facts, Names etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations / Research Paper </li></ul></ul>06/05/09
  8. 8. Teaching with Technology <ul><li>Using technology can bring traditional classrooms otherwise inaccessible resources -- information, people, media, and events </li></ul><ul><li>The explosion of information resources requires more sophisticated skills for finding, selecting, manipulating, modifying, and distributing information. </li></ul><ul><li>Students and teachers need more training and experience in information literacy. </li></ul>06/05/09
  9. 9. Teaching with Technology <ul><li>Technology tools enable teachers to provide students with access to instructional materials that better match their learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can help teachers foster mutually supportive relationships with educators across the country and create partnerships with school librarians and media specialists. </li></ul>06/05/09
  10. 10. Using Technology to Teach the Civil War Some Examples 06/05/09
  11. 11. A Soldier’s Life <ul><li>A soldier’s life during the civil war was not an easy one. Food was often scarce, uniforms often threadbare, shoes, at times were non-existent. </li></ul><ul><li>******************************************* </li></ul>06/05/09 Union Soldier Confederate Soldier
  12. 12. A Quick Survey… <ul><li>Valley of the Shadow Project </li></ul><ul><li>American Memory Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests </li></ul><ul><li>National Archives </li></ul><ul><li>History Matters </li></ul><ul><li>Digital History Project </li></ul>06/05/09
  13. 13. Teaching about Soldier’s Life <ul><li>Clothing and Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>And so much more… </li></ul>06/05/09
  14. 14. Clothing and Equipment <ul><li>Uniforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North vs. South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What did they wear? How was it made? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weapons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rifles, Canons, Pistols, Swords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accoutrements </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing and Equipment Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syke’s Regulars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CJ Daley </li></ul></ul>06/05/09
  15. 15. Photographs <ul><li>Where to get photographs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Memory Project @ The Library of Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making comparisons (North vs. South) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examining Clothing and Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for clues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cross curricular </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create PPT presentation or short movies </li></ul></ul>06/05/09
  16. 16. CSI: Gettysburg 06/05/09
  17. 17. Using Statistics <ul><li>Forces Engaged-158,343 Total (Gettysburg) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North-83,289 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South-75,054 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From July 1-July 3, 51,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or captured on the field of battle in Gettysburg. </li></ul>06/05/09
  18. 18. Using Statistics <ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare & Contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if questions… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dwyer’s Compendium of Regimental Losses </li></ul>06/05/09
  19. 19. Pennsylvania Statistics 06/05/09 Killed and Mortally Wounded 15,265 Died of Disease 11,782 Died as Prisoner 4,119 Died from Accidents 636 Died from all Causes except Battle 1,381 Total Deaths 33,183 Furnished White Troops 31,507 Furnished Sailors & Marines 14,307 Furnished Colored Troops 8,612 Furnished Indian Nations 0 Aggregate Furnished 337,936
  20. 20. Music of the Civil War 06/05/09
  21. 21. Teaching Music of the Civil War <ul><li>Songs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lyrics on line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Intelligences – Body / Kinesthetic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Sweet Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare Northern vs. Southern Music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio Files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased CDs or via iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of fifes and drums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Clips </li></ul><ul><li>Student Performances </li></ul>06/05/09
  22. 22. Clara Barton Sarah’s 4 th Grade Project 06/05/09
  23. 23. Clara Barton <ul><li>About St. Joseph’s School </li></ul><ul><li>My Clara Barton Biography report </li></ul><ul><li>Doing my research: getting photos and information </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it all together </li></ul><ul><li>Adding some music </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Day! </li></ul>06/05/09
  24. 24. Conclusions <ul><li>Technology integration does not need to be complex. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality technology integration requires a change in pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about the Civil War can be more than just rote memorization of names and dates. </li></ul>06/05/09
  25. 25. Using Technology to Teach *************** The Civil War Jim Beeghley 06/05/09
  26. 26. References <ul><li>Uniforms and Equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music of the Civil War </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Soldier's Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>06/05/09
  27. 27. Contact Jim Beeghley [email_address] 06/05/09