Ends Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 2:03 AM
Total Donation Goal $1,710 $60.00 Funded
This campaign still needs $1,650.38 within 9 months!
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GOODRICH MIDDLE SCHOOL WYUKA CEMETERY PROJECT
*Research/Development/ Presentation/ 2019-20 School Year*
Goodrich eighth-grade students will use knowledge gained from this research project to connect national issues of the past with their local people, places, and events.
1. Given access to important historical documents, the students will be able to identify and describe in written form specific Civil War soldiers from the Wyuka Cemetery.
2. Given a census and historical information from their area, students will be able to use the historic documents to answer questions on a National Archives document and orally answer questions about what kind of people lived there at the time of the Civil War.
3. Given research on an individual soldier, buried in the Wyuka Cemetery, the students will be able to put their findings together in a presentation format and present the material orally to others.
4. Using Internet and historical resources, students will be able to write about and discuss their area’s history through researching at historical research centers.
Learning about the American Civil War is not only critical for students in the United States, it also has the potential to engage them into exploring their local history in a variety of ways. Through the research of historical documents, visiting Wyuka Cemetery, and looking at primary source documents such as photos, letters, diaries, and literature, students of this age will explore the history of our community, while gaining a balanced perspective of the Civil War. They can walk in the shoes of Civil War veterans that settled in Nebraska and learn about their life in the GAR and after the war. They will learn about the cultural history of our Nebraska citizens, their contributions to America, and this state.
Trip 1: Tour Wyuka Cemetery and select Civil War Veteran, from the GAR Circle, to
Tour the State Historical Library and start researching selected veterans.
Trips 2-4: Researching Trip to the State Historical Library. All Day at Library
Final project presented during the fourth quarter. It will be presented in the evening at Goodrich Middle School. Requesting $1,500 plus cost reimbursement.