by Jennifer Martin

The purpose of this WebQuest is to help students understand why historical events such as the Civil War and the people involved should be important to them.


Your class has been chosen to create a scrapbook for a nearby Civil War historical site.  The board of directors at the Chickamauga National Battlefield Visitor's Center is concerned that fewer and fewer students are visiting each year. They are asking you to create a scrapbook that they can send to area elementary schools to spark interest in this historic site. The Chickamauga National Battlefield Visitor's Center will include their informational brochures. You should include information on how the country was changed by the people and events connected to the Civil War. The board of directors hopes that the scrapbook will engage the reader and help them better understand the importance of the Civil War. Also, they are hopeful that students will want to visit this historic landmark.