by Daniel Makal, WLC
This WebQuest is a depiction of troop movements during the Battle of Gettysburg. Students are to recreate the Battle of Gettysburg and create alternative movements of the battalions to make the South win the war. Students must know who commanded what unit with how many soldiers they were in charge of. Students must take in to consideration the topigraphical and land formations in the battle grounds.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day battle between the Union and Confederate troops. By the end of the first day, the Union had held off the advances of the Confederates by placing their troops in strategic locations. This exercise is designed to show students how the batttle was won and lost through military decisions and through the use of strategic locations. In addition, this exercise will allow the students to expand their knowledge of the battle and take history in an alternative direction by recreating the battle but with the opposite outcome.