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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Crisis at Fort Sumter
Submitted by: McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions on Dec 11, 2008
Date Last Modified: Dec 11, 2008
Title: Crisis at Fort Sumter – historical simulation and decision making activity
Description: This assignment explores the decisions the new President Abraham Lincoln had to make concerning Fort Sumter.
Type of Task: Individual
Time Required 60 Minutes
Topics: The Civil War: The War Begins
Course: US History 1
Audience: College General Ed
Learning Objectives: Describe the events, developments, and players during the initial stages of the Civil War.
Technical Notes: Author Pattie Morton
Text of Learning 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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