Learning Exercise: The Eve of War and Secession
Part II-Each group will be responsible for researching the appropriate sources within Valley of the Shadow and producing a presentation--of various media and technique (PowerPoint, transparencies, discussion and short lecture). NOTE:The presentations will be done before the entire class or if an online scenario, uploaded into the Student Presentations forum (in your webct or other learning platform).
The sources you will review represent views from Pennsylvania's Franklin County, and the Virginia county of Augusta.
Group One: prepare a presentation that provides a brief narrative of events surrounding John Brown's raid and compare several accounts of the raid--make certain that you include both a southerly and a northerly perspective on the event. How did the accounts differ ? do the accounts themselves surprise you in any way? if so, how so?
Group Two: prepare a presentation that compares several newspaper articles that concern Licoln's election, Unionist efforts and the formation of the CSA.
Group Three: prepare a presentation that compare several newspaper articles that concern the South's firing upon Fort Sumter, the Secession of the upper South, and general local commentary about all this.