Civil War Quiz/Choose Your Own Adventure Game

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The target group for both the quiz and the game would be 9th or 10th grade history. Ideally, this quiz would fit into the discussion of the Civil War during a US History course. While draft dodging is considered dishonorable, it was a significant part of US history during this era – so much so that there were entire systems set up for people to avoid being drafted. As for the Gettysburg Address, it is one of the most iconic speeches in US history. It is always an important piece to discuss during US History, and activities like this give it a bit more of an interactive feel.

Gettysburg Address Quiz: Direct link

Choose your own adventure game: Direct link

3 Replies to “Civil War Quiz/Choose Your Own Adventure Game”

  1. Great work here, Chris! I like how your Gettysburg Address quiz deals with one of the most legendary speeches in U.S. history directly. In my high school experience, I’ve only read ABOUT the Gettysburg Address–not THE Gettysburg Address! I would have benefitted a lot more from reading the actual source, since it makes me feel more connected to the material. Also, I love your “choose your own adventure” about draft dodging! I tried doing something similar with the Crusades, but opted for a different approach. I am inspired to try something like your “choose your own adventure” in my classroom!

  2. Chris! Your choose your own adventure Google Form was a lot of fun. I did one of these too, and although they take a while to put together, I do think students would really enjoy them as a learning resource. They have just the right amount of choice, while still being super informative. Great work!

  3. Chris, I agree with both Matt and Olivia – both are great demonstration of the superpowers of Google forms. I’m guessing you had feedback built into the quiz. (But it doesn’t display when you finish it). If you do have feedback, you should go back and check the settings. There is one for immediate feedback. (As opposed to delayed feedback – if you were teaching asynchronously and you did not want kids to share answers)

    The draft form was lots of fun. I tried it many different ways and got to explore the consequences (pretending to have a brother – ha!) It was a great tool for student to put themselves in the “shoes” of draftees during the war. I’d bet students would love that activity.

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