8th Grade Civil War Project
8th Grade Project
Civil War Fakebook:
The purpose of the project is to create a mock Facebook page from the perspective of a historical figure from the Civil War period. You will have 2 days of computer time in class to complete the research and construction of the page. If you do not finish in class, you will have to complete at home. Here is a sample page for you to emulate.
#1 - Choose a person from the list below related to the Civil War and sign up with your teacher.
(Note: If you would like to do someone else from that period, ask your teacher for Permission)
Use this sheet to complete your research before you begin constructing the page and finding pictures.
Use the following resources to complete your research.
You should adapt the blank Civil War Fakebook PowerPoint template, which is located in Mr. Kling’s Handout folder, period 1. While you are working on your page, you should save it in “my documents” in your social studies folder, or on your flash drive (as long as you remember to bring it).
There is an example of JFK linked above to serve as a model, also in Mr. Kling’s Handout folder, period 1.
Upon completion of the PowerPoint pages, either email it to your teacher, or please save it here:
Create a Fakebook page for a historical figure using the following guidelines:
Civil War Historical Figure Fakebook Rubric
Profile Picture, Name of Historical Figure at Top, and a Quote from them
Information Corner/Basic Information
Birthday and date of death 1 __________
Relationship Status 1 __________
Political Views (or on slavery) 1 __________
Religion 1 __________
Hometown 1 __________
6 Pictures of people who would have been Friends with your person, and captions with names (1/2 pt each) 3 __________
6 Significant Reflections related to Civil War events that your historical figure was involved in, or were big news stories of the day they would have reacted to. Provide information about the event (who, what, where, when – exact date, why), the exact date, and how your person was affected by the event, or how they would have reacted. The comments can be from your figure or from someone associated with your figure, a friend or an enemy.
Personal Information –
Interests/Hobbies (You may have to infer what they may be, but they should fit the time period! No XBOX!) 1 __________
Career 1 __________
Major Accomplishments 1 __________
Contact Information (You may need to make this up, but it should make sense!)
Current Address 1 __________
Photos/Images (you need 4 – ½ pt each)
At least 6 images that relate to your individual, with captions describing the picture
Citation of ALL websites and books used 4 __________
TOTAL 35 __________
Your assignment is to cover a battle of the Civil War from the perspective of a historian. You will be asked to share your information with the class after some research in the computer lab. You can do a PowerPoint, exhibit board, or documentary to present the battle to the class.