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Crisis at Fort Sumter

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Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: March 26, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 11, 2014
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Author: Richard B. Latner  Tulane University
Submitter : Cynthia Poe


"Crisis at Fort Sumter" is an interactive historical simulation and decision making program. Using text, images, and sound, it reconstructs the dilemmas of policy formation and decision making in the period between Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1860 and the battle of Fort Sumter in April 1861. The program primarily focuses... More

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Janet Bowen
18 weeks ago

Janet Bowen (Content Developer/Author)

This is a nice Internet lesson. However it desperately needs to be updated. 1. There should be a consistent menu for the student to return to the home page. 2. The assignments sound reasonable. However the instructions do not work for an online environment. It appears this is supplemental for a live class where more instruction is given elsewhere. 3. The site feels as outdated as it is. It is difficult to imagine that this lesson could not be enhanced in ten years. History education has changed and students are supposed to look at different points of view instead of just learning facts. With that said, I really do like the base concept of this site. I would love to see how it would look; should it receive a makeover to the 21st century.

Avatar for Kimberly Phillips-Hoyle
38 weeks ago

Kimberly Phillips-Hoyle (Student)

I really liked the use of the calendars to show the time frame of events as well as the use of the Notebook page for students to answer the questions.

Technical Remarks:

I found it a bit hard to read with the background texture.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Tina Burton
2 years ago

Tina Burton (Administrator)

Nicely done; I lived in the area as a child and this was a great review of the history lessons in school. I like the video snippets, although mine displayed very badly; that could be a local issue though. The embedded links for more details on significant figures were a nice addition. I can see this being quite useful at the middle and high school level where history is a tough subject for students to absorb and remain interested in studying.

Avatar for DeAnn Ambroson
5 years ago

DeAnn Ambroson (Faculty)

Lots of fascinating information provided. Not my area of expertise, but very interesting, nonetheless.

Technical Remarks:

Fairly easy to navigate. Need to use the "back" button to get back to the material after selecting a link; otherwise fine.

Avatar for vishal sharda
5 years ago

vishal sharda (Student)

Crisis at Fort Sumter using text images and sound. and it was aloso used by abe lincoln.

Avatar for Joseph Pugh
5 years ago

Joseph Pugh (Staff)

A very interesting approach, definitely some elements I'd like to make use of.

Avatar for Sandi Gardner
6 years ago

Sandi Gardner (Faculty)

It is a good assignent, though it is outside my area of expertise. Nice interaction to get the student involved.

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