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  Disciplines: Social Studies, Language Arts, Math
Grade Levels: 4-8
Time Frame: Two class periods
Materials Needed:
Special Town Resolution, De Kalb, August 17, 1894
Page One / Page Two (8.5' X 14")
Transcript of Special Town Meeting, August 17, 1894
Quartermaster's Troop Enlistment Quotas July, 1864
Student worksheet - Troop Enlistment Quotas
Substitute Volunteer document (8.5" X 11")
Student worksheet - Substitute Volunteer
  Additional Documents - Special Town Meeting Notes (8.5" X 11")
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 8, Page 11
Learning Objectives: The students will:

1. Gather information about the Civil War draft and enlistment bounties from meeting notes, recruitment quotas and substitute enlistment forms.
2. Define pertinent vocabulary including enlist and quota.
3. Ascertain the total enlistment quota for the town in which they live.
4. Compare the total bounty to the cost of goods at that time to determine the bounties relative worth.
5. Gather information about an individual enlistee and write a diary entry as that person.
6. Examine historical record for clues to local opinions about the war.

NYS Social Studies Standards Correlation:

Standard 1: Key Idea 4
-Consider different interpretations of key events and /or issues in history and understand the differences in these accounts.
-Explore different experiences, beliefs, motives, and traditions of people living in their neighborhoods, communities, and State.
-View historic events through the eyes of those who were there, as shown in their art, writings, music and artifacts.

-Consider the sources of historic documents, narratives, or artifacts and evaluate their reliability.
-Describe historic events through the eyes and experiences of those who were there.

Standard 5: Key Idea 4
-Explain the role that civility plays in promoting effective citizenship in preserving democracy.

Civil War

1806 Juror

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