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Learning Exercise: Crisis at Fort Sumter – historical simulation and decision making activity

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Crisis at Fort Sumter – historical simulation and decision making activity
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Description:
This assignment explores the decisions the new President Abraham Lincoln had to make concerning Fort Sumter.
Course: US History 1

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Submitted by:
McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions
Date Last Modified:
December 11, 2008

Exercise

Alternative Solutions: Students should access this historical simulation and decision making activity website. The simulation outlines the decisions the new President Abraham Lincoln had to make concerning Fort Sumter. As you read the decisions that Lincoln was faced with, determine alternative solutions that could have been made. Be able to defend your alternative solutions. Activity accessed at: http://www.tulane.edu/~sumter/ . Choose one decision on which you disagreed with President Lincoln. Write a proposal of what you think he should have done differently. Post the proposal on the discussion board. Class discussion on the merits of the various proposals and the impact each might have made on the situation.

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Audience

  • College General Ed

Topics

The Civil War: The War Begins

Learning Objectives

Describe the events, developments, and players during the initial stages of the Civil War.

Type of Task

  • Individual

Technical Notes

Author Pattie Morton