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Learning Exercise

Material: The Valley of the Shadow
Submitted by: William Paquette on Nov 30, 2006
Date Last Modified: Nov 30, 2006
Title: The Valley of the Shadow
Description: The Valley of the Shadow offers a rich collection of primary sources associated with "The Eve of the War," "The War Years," and "The Aftermath."
Time Required 5-6 hours
Topics: United States History The Civil War
Course: United States History
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To enable students to create a bibliography based on primary sources. To acquaint students with the wealth of primary sources available at The Valley of the Shadow website.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Click "Enter" once the site comes up. There will appear on the screen three rooms designated "The Eve of the War," "The War Years," and "The Aftermath." Create a topic relating to the events leading to the Civil War, the Civil War, or the War's Aftermath that you would want to research. Select the appropriate room to use from the three. Create a 4 page bibliography from the possible primary sources available at the Valley of the Shadow as if you were planning to write a research paper. Put the sources into either MLA, APA, or University of Chicago (Turabian) styles. Bibliographic styles can be found at the History Portal Page on Merlot. You are not writing the paper, just finding the resources for a 4-page bibliography.
Additional Information URL: None.
Assessment: Bibliography of sources.
Assessment URL: None.
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